7 Texas police officers fired after death of a black man of suffocated by pepper spray in spit hood
The Texas Sheriff yesterday ordered the firing of seven officers after the Black Man died in custody.
The incident took place on March 14th at an outlet mall in Allen. According to authorities, the man identified as 26-year-old Marvin D. Scott III. On the day of his arrest, the police found less than two ounces of marijuana on him, which is a misdemeanor.
Scott behaved inappropriately, according to police reports, and officers assumed he was under the influence of drugs, the AP reported.
According to the NYT, Scott was handcuffed and sprayed with pepper. After being taken to the County Jail, the suspect was wearing a spit hood over his head.
“Evidence I have seen confirms that these detention officers violated well-established sheriff’s office policies and procedures,” Jim Skinner, the sheriff of Collin county, said.
The sheriff later added that another officer had been removed in connection with the investigation.