Video shows man on fire after police taser shot him in the US

Videos released by the New York attorney general’s office on Friday show a man engulfed in flames after a police officer police will shoot him with a taser. Jason Jones, 29, later died in a hospital in New York, USA.

The first of two videos begins with Jones and three officers in the lobby of a Catskill police station. Jones appears to be upset, tears his shirt, drops a shoe, and drops a container of hand sanitizer.

In the second video, a Officer shoots his teaser right after Jones sprayed his head and body with the disinfectant flammable hands. There is a flash of light and Jones’ upper body is engulfed in flames for just over 20 seconds. He rolls on the ground to put out the flames, and when he stands he appears to have burns on his upper body. The doctors arrive minutes later.

The man passed away after burning in flames

“Jason was unarmed, in the police station and not threatening anyone when the police hit him with 50,000 volts of electrical current and he turned on,” Jones’s attorney, Kevin Luibrand, told CBS News. “Instead of helping Jason, the police ran out of the room, slammed the door, and let him burn.”

Jones spent 48 days in an ICU in Syracuse before dying on December 15, his attorney told WRGB. The exact cause of death is unclear.

A similar incident occurred in Minnesota where a police officer killed an African-American man with a teaser.

Police will shoot him with a taser and now he is investigated

New York Attorney General Letita James confirmed that her office is investigating the incident in accordance with state law, which requires an investigation to be opened into any incident in which the police may have caused the death of a person.

Police Chief Dave Darling said his officers were familiar with Jones from previous encounters and likely they were afraid he would get hurt, but for many people this does not justify the policeman shooting him with a taser to set the man on fire in the US police station.

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