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Friday, 7 August 2020

Outrage as footage shows how Black inmate, Shaheen Mackey died after prison guards restrained and tasered him while he was having a seizure

 




Outrage as footage shows how Black inmate, Shaheen Mackey died after prison guards restrained and tasered him while he was having a seizure

Shaheen Mackey, an inmate held at Luzerne County Correctional Facility in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, died in custody in 2018 but footage of his death has just been released and it has caused outrage.

 

The footage was leaked this week by the husband of a woman who is the administrator of Mackey’s estate.

 

The video shows that Mackey suffered from an epileptic seizure only to be met with a brutal response that his family argues caused his death.

 

Sharing the video to Instagram Attorney Crump called for justice, writing: "Shaheen Mackey was held at Luzerne County Correctional Facility for 4 hours when he had a seizure and needed medical attention. Staff covered his face with a spit mask, cuffed his hands behind his back, and shackled his feet. But that wasn't enough... they then tased him and held the mask tight against his face, making it impossible to breathe. This graphic video shows Shaheen’s last moments with at least 10 people watching him die. And by the time officers realize he’s dead, it’s already too late… Absolutely sickening."

 

Outrage as footage shows how Black inmate, Shaheen Mackey died after prison guards restrained and tasered him while he was having a seizure

 


 

 






 

Watch the video below.

 

 



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