Judge Dismisses Murder Charges Against Cops Who Tased Innocent Black Man, 58, To Death

A judge dismissed murder charges against three former Washington County, Georgia deputies who tased a 58-year-old black man to death after he asked for water from a stranger on July 7, 2017.

Senior Superior Court Judge H. Gibbs Flanders Jr. ruled in February 2018 that the three murder indictments — against the deputies — were invalid because no court reporter was present and that the facts pertaining to their defense attorneys’ motion “are undisputed,” reported The Union-Recorder. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation ruled that Euree Lee Martin — who suffered from schizophrenia — broke no laws when he was questioned by Deputy Michael Howell, noted the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Martin walked away from Howell, and was soon executed by Howell, and Deputies Henry L. Copeland and Rhett Scott.

In a video of the incident, the three deputies stand over Martin and tase him death.

Elaine Brown, Martin’s niece told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

You see on the news all the time white men walking down the street carrying guns and nothing happens. My uncle wasn’t armed. He wasn’t hurting anyone. He wasn’t a threat.

 (Sources: WGMT/YouTube, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Union-Recorder)

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