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A video shows the fatal arrest of a black man who received three electric shocks with a Taser gun


“Why are you doing this to me?” Darryl Tyree Williams, 32, asked during his arrest in Raleigh, North Carolina. The man warned that he suffered from heart problems.

By Gary D. Robertson and Matthew Barakat -

The Associated Press

Police in the North Carolina capital on Friday released recordings from a patrol car's body and dashboard cameras showing the arrest of a black man who died in January after officers repeatedly used tasers on him.

Darryl Tyree Williams, 32, died at a hospital after being confronted and handcuffed by officers in a southeast Raleigh neighborhood around 2 a.m. on Jan. 17, according to a report by Police Chief Estella Patterson released days later. of the incident.

Darryl Tyree Williams is taken into custody after being tasered, on Jan. 17, 2023, in Raleigh, North Carolina.via AP

Said report indicates that the agents initially approached Williams when he was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car.

An officer observed an open alcoholic drink and marijuana in the vehicle.

Police tried to arrest him for possession of a controlled substance after finding a folded dollar bill with white powder in his pocket, according to the report.

In the images that a state judge authorized to be released this week, police officers approach Williams and search him near a parked vehicle.

Police said officers had been conducting proactive patrols of nearby businesses.

Williams' family did not comment after the images were released Friday, according to Dawn Blagrove of criminal justice reform group Emancipate NC, who has been in contact with those close to him.

According to a municipal spokesman, relatives viewed the videos on Thursday.

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Body camera recordings caught a man saying "I'm not doing anything."

Footage from one of the body cameras shows officers ordering him multiple times to put his hands up or behind his back.

A struggle then ensues and someone is heard threatening to fire a taser if he doesn't stop.

According to the police report, an officer used a taser that temporarily immobilized Williams and caused him to fall to the ground.

According to the police report, the man managed to get away from the police, but another video shows him shortly after in a parking lot and the agents once again ordering him to get on the ground to arrest him again.

"Why are you doing this to me?" Williams asks.

"Hands behind your back or they will electrocute you again," an agent warns him about 20 seconds later, following orders from his colleagues.

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The images corroborate, as the written report pointed out, that Williams warned that he had heart problems after suffering a new shock and before he was threatened with another one if he did not cooperate.

The authorities have acknowledged that the man was immobilized three times, two of them by direct bodily contact with the stun gun.

Once Williams appears to be stopped, someone says, “Relax man, relax.

Calm down".

Seconds later, the agents worry if he still had a pulse, but they turn him around and say that he is breathing.

Another of the videos shows Williams already on the ground and the agents kneeling on him.

He can be heard moaning.

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Williams becomes unresponsive and breathing after being handcuffed, according to the written account.

The footage shows the police performing a resuscitation massage.

Emergency services arrived and transferred him to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 3 am His cause of death is under investigation.

Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Friday that an autopsy has been performed, but a final coroner's report has not yet been released.

Source: telemundo

All news articles on 2023-02-11

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