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Kin of man who died in stun-gun case still waiting to see all video

Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 5:28 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The family of man who died after an encounter with Richmond County deputies is still working to see all body-cam footage of the incident in October.

We talked to the mother of 24-year-old Jermaine Jones, who tells us the family has seen two out of six body cam clips from the night of the incident.

The family’s lawyers are working to see the rest.

Jones died on Oct. 18 after the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy shocked him with a stun gun as he tried to run from the scene of a traffic stop. Deputies’ report on the incident also speaks of a “brief struggle.”

Jermaine M. Jones Jr. was in critical condition after an encounter with Richmond County deputies.
Jermaine M. Jones Jr. was in critical condition after an encounter with Richmond County deputies.(WRDW)

Jones was in a coma and on life support for a week before passing.

Four Richmond County deputies — Richard Russell, Leslie Gaiter, Parker Leathers and Christopher Brown — were briefly placed on leave but were placed back on duty by the end of October.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it is still investigating the case.

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