Georgia Police Used Taser Like A Cattle Prod To Force Black Man To Walk Until He Died (VIDEO)

Image of a Taser uploaded to Flickr by user jasonesbain

Image of a Taser uploaded to Flickr by user jasonesbain


A Georgia man is dead after police used their Tasers multiple times to force him to walk.

Gregory Towns ran from police and was so tired after they caught up to him that he could no longer walk as police officers Marcus Eberhart and Howard Weems demanded. So what did these officers do? They used their Tasers to shock Towns into getting up and walking with them. The two officers fired their Tasers 13 times at the handcuffed man until he died, with Eberhart firing 10 of the 13 shots.

On Tuesday, Towns’ attorney Chris Stewart blasted police for violating their own rules and regulations on Taser usage, telling the press that officers basically used their weapons as cattle prods.

“This is a direct violation of their own rules,” Stewart said. “You cannot use a Taser to escort or prod a subject. They used their Tasers as a cattle prod on Mr. Towns.”

Furthermore, Towns did nothing to deserve being treated the way he was by police. According to Stewart, “He wasn’t cursing. He wasn’t being abusive. He was saying, ‘I’m tired.’”

Of course, police deny that the Tasers had anything to do with Towns’ death. But the autopsy report contradicts their denial. The death has been ruled a homicide caused by the Taser shocks and the physical weakness Towns incurred by running.

Here’s the video via Raw Story.

And who could really blame him for running? After all, police have been shooting young black males at an alarming rate. It only makes sense that Towns would run for his life rather than be shot down like a dog by people citizens are supposed to be able to trust.

This latest incident of cops killing a black man also proves that police can’t even be trusted to use Tasers responsibly. Apparently, police had to prove they can kill people with Tasers too. It’s like their way of saying ‘don’t even waste your time trying to take our guns away, we’ll just kill people with something else.’ The police are out of control and something needs to be done about it before they kill more people for no reason.