New York investigates death of a man who burned to be reached by a tasting weapon

The General Prosecutor's Office of the State of New York is investigating the death of a 29-year-old man who died last month as a result of burns suffered when

New York investigates death of a man who burned to be reached by a tasting weapon

The General Prosecutor's Office of the State of New York is investigating the death of a 29-year-old man who died last month as a result of burns suffered when police officers shot him a tasting weapon after the individual is sprayed with disinfecting gel, a Flammable product

In images of a security camera made public this Friday by the Prosecutor's Office, you can see how the torso and man's head are wrapped in flames immediately after an agent discharges its electric gun and how, initially, the police flee instead to help you

The event took place on October 30 within a police station of the town of Catskill, in the state of New York, where the deceased, Jason Jones, went to face several agents after they come to attend a call At a nearby bar, according to local media.

The images have been made public now for transparency reasons by New York Attorney General, Letitia James, who has assumed the investigation to be a death linked to a possible case of police violence.

In the video he sees Jones, apparently drunk and very hectic, remove part of the clothes at the reception of the police station and, then, take a great disinfecting gel dispenser and spray the head and body while the agents ask him to be Calme

Subsequently, three policemen approach him, apparently with the intention of stopping him, and one of them shoots his tasting. The victim disappears for a moment of the image and, for when he returns, he has his head and torso covered with flames.

The agents escape quickly and only return to serve him once he has managed to suffer the fire.

"Jason was unarmed, at the police station, and without threatening anyone when the police hit him with 50,000 volts of electric current and filled fire," said Times Union Kevin A. Luibrand, a lawyer representing the Family of the deceased.

"Instead of helping Jason, the police ran out of the room, closed the door and let it burn," added the lawyer.

Jones was transferred to a hospital and finally died on December 15 after having spent a month and a half connected to a respirator.

Updated Date: 08 January 2022, 17:31

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