HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Texas (Group) » 7 Texas Officers Fired Fo...

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:10 AM

7 Texas Officers Fired Following Death of Black Jail Inmate

MCKINNEY, TEXAS (AP) — Seven officers involved in the in-custody death of a Black jail inmate in Texas whose family members say may have been suffering a mental health crisis have been fired, a sheriff said.

The detention officers violated sheriff's office policies and procedures leading up to the death of Marvin Scott III, Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner said in a news release Thursday. An eighth officer resigned.

Scott, 26, was arrested March 14 at an outlet mall in Allen on a marijuana possession charge, authorities have said. Allen officers took Scott to a hospital because he was reportedly acting erratically. Scott was released and police took him to the county jail.

While at the jail, Scott began to exhibit “some strange behavior,” Skinner said at a March 19 news conference. Detention officers placed Scott on a restraint bed, used pepper spray and covered his face with a spit mask. Scott became unresponsive at some point and later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2021-04-02/7-texas-officers-fired-in-jail-inmate-death-investigation

3 replies, 489 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply 7 Texas Officers Fired Following Death of Black Jail Inmate (Original post)
TexasTowelie Apr 2 OP
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2 #1
ret5hd Apr 2 #2
IA8IT Apr 2 #3

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 08:59 AM

1. FIRED??????????????? Where are the fucking arrest warrants???????????????????????

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:08 AM

2. I would bet big, serious money...

that what REALLY happened was they put the mask on him first then doused the mask with pepper spray.

We will never know though, because they were all complicit and active participants and thought it was funny.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 09:49 AM

3. Dead for weed possession. WTF F*ing Iowa is no better. Make Marijuana legal nationwide.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread