Video raises questions about ‘accidental’ in-custody death

Video raises questions about 'accidental' in-custody death 1


Within hours of his call to 911 outside a convenience store, Sterling Higgins lay dead, after video shows him being forcibly restrained on the floor at the Obion County Jail in Union City, Tennessee.
A surveillance camera video from that morning, 15 months ago, shows a correctional officer gripping Higgins' neck and head for nearly six minutes, and part of that time his arresting officer with one foot on him. Then, Higgins' limp body was dragged to a restraint chair and wheeled into a cell.
The video, submitted in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in federal district court in Tennessee, is at the heart of another claim that yet another black man needlessly died in custody because of law enforcement misconduct. All the defendants have denied the allegations in legal filings.
Those videos were never shown to a grand jury that, last October, declined to indict any of the officers involved, as first reported by WSPD, in Paducah, Kentucky. The 27th District attorney general, Tommy Thomas, told CNN he didn't see the need to show jurors the video because he already had decided not to seek criminal charges against the officers.

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83 Comments on "Video raises questions about ‘accidental’ in-custody death"

  1. License to kill. Coupled with racist intent. Fueled by herd mentality. Grounded in fraternity style rules. Promoted by the dollar bill.

    • Calvin R. Johnson Jr. | June 13, 2020 at 5:27 AM | Reply

      @C-Mo 313 you simple minded mzungu. Trying to claim that what your eyes see isnt true. You must be either extremely stupid or extremely racist. Pick one. Or are you both?

    • For 526 seconds….think of one thing and only one thing that you want in your life, in silence and darkness. You will never yearn for anything as much as George Floyd did for a single breath.

    • Calvin R. Johnson Jr. | June 13, 2020 at 5:55 AM | Reply

      @a r or this brother

    • Racist intent, but they kill more whites each year and we don’t even see one single video. Stop lying. This is an agenda

    • Peter Morton | June 13, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

      Equal crooks

  2. Its Benedict | June 12, 2020 at 11:36 PM | Reply

    Why bother show VIDEO EVIDENCE! Unbelievable.

  3. Mr. painful Truth | June 12, 2020 at 11:37 PM | Reply

    They put his body in that chair, KNOWING the cameras were running, so they could claim he was “alive” at that time, and making it look like he died Later

  4. Debbie Marquis | June 12, 2020 at 11:39 PM | Reply

    What about the guy..whose back they broke some years ago..and left him in a room without food and water… couldn’t get up to feed himself..and they didn’t call the medics until he died…

  5. Carrie Ullrich | June 12, 2020 at 11:43 PM | Reply

    Why they strapped a lifeless man to a chair, to make it look fake. Why they didn’t have to think about it I’d guess they’d done it before and knew how to try to cover it up.

  6. The men and women who serve as police officers should be better trained than this. This is unacceptable

    • Pierre Williston | June 13, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      typical blue kkk soldier and they dare play the drama queen when people defend themself souless animalls

    • It’s a fact known to everybody around the world that the USA police has a less training to compare in europe or Asia, probably some countriess in Africa and the reason is this. In Sweden if where i’m from, when you want became a police office, you’ve to have full diploma from Highschool and be strong, all the major sport like, running, swiminng, lifting your own body weight, doing like pull ups, push ups etc, after you finish that, we’ve to go through physical and psychological test. If we pass all that then we’ve to study tre full years in colleg just to became an police office in Swedish police academy which means every police office in Sweden has a bachleor degree. What’ve heard in the USA is between 12 to 14 weeks training. Let’s be clear that is not how to serve your own ppls intresse. Don’t ger me wrong, i’m not a hater, hoppe you all get my point

  7. Why do the courts feel compelled to be in cahoots with these criminal minded cops?

  8. It’s a special kind of evil that allows someone to choke someone else out on camera and without absolutely any repercussions. I hope they throw the book at all these dirty cops and I want them in general population. That’s enough already.

    • Mike Nunyabizness | June 13, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      @100% af danske politifolk er idioter I have ScreenShot your posts and reported you to the FBI as a foreign asset posting lies and propaganda in an attempt to influence the election. Enjoy being on that watchlist traitor.

    • @100% af danske politifolk er idioter
      What about pedophiles of other political parties? Do you support them, or just choose not to mention them for some reason…what might that reason be, I wonder.

    • So evil begets evil. And you espoused that Monique. May they and you never hurt or espouse evil again. But. I’m sure like most trolls of humanity, as is evidenced by your evil comment, you will.

    • @Raven Stark Fixation. The inability to show concern and compassion and responsible behavior unless instigated by the actions of others. Thus the silence as you speak of.

  9. Busch Briegel | June 12, 2020 at 11:55 PM | Reply

    “…he saw no need to show the video to the jury as he had already decided not to press charges against the officers.”
    What is this, 16th-century England’s jurisdictional discretion?

    • Yes, it’s always the same, every generation believes they are more educated, more civilized, and more enlightened than previous generations, although neither our judicial, health, or educational systems have evolved significantly over time.

    • Suzy Qualcast | June 13, 2020 at 4:31 PM | Reply

      As hated and despised over here, 🇬🇧, as over there, where it’s taken root and spawned.

  10. lilly mclilly | June 13, 2020 at 12:03 AM | Reply

    I’m going to throw up! Sickening! That cop literally chocked him to death while he was looking at him! I saw it with my eyes!

  11. Dirty cops, dirty coroner, dirty district attorney & dirty judge. That’s our problem.

  12. What more people need to hear about is what happened to Breonna Taylor, an EMT shot by police multiple times after a no-knock raid.

  13. police: why do people hate us?
    also police:

    • David Aspinall | June 13, 2020 at 6:38 AM | Reply

      @J West That’s a lot of scripted, copied and pasted anger there.
      I think you have been in lock down too long.

    • Jared Caldwell | June 13, 2020 at 7:06 AM | Reply

      Who else miss Donkey Kong?

    • Brian Belcher | June 13, 2020 at 8:41 AM | Reply

      @J West i see your making sure you post this same comment in everyone’s reply, i think your the killer

    • @J West CNN didn’t delete your comment, your comment was probably reported because it looks like spam because it reads like a 5th grader wrote it.

    • Gorilla Warfare | June 13, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      @J West if one of you white boys even look at me wrong you will go bye bye to meet Jesus. I won’t take the time to figure out if you are racist or not.

  14. Terry finesse anderson | June 13, 2020 at 3:45 AM | Reply

    How many cases like this are they hiding

    • @Emmett Tuff Who justified them? The police? Lol

    • @Mick E search for yourself..

    • @Bmore Riseup google it…5000 since 2015….10000, between the years of 07 to 17…

    • @D Goshay who else…. the police control the narrative, and dead people can’t defend themselves… so in cases where there’s a shooting , with no camera footage…the police can pretty much say, the suspect was coming towards me with a knife, throw a knife on the scene and it’s justified , no questions asked…happens all the time. I’m not saying that all are injustices, because I’m sure there are ligitamite kills, but 99.9% with the way they act these days…that’s bogus, which means there are alot of cold blooded murderers out their with a badge….

    • Paul D. Kudla February 15,1979 | June 13, 2020 at 10:27 PM | Reply

      I think enough to make every decent American to literally throw present administration out to the curb fromthe white house

  15. I bet those guys thought they were in the clear after the “autopsy”…Not anymore

  16. Dude was still high on meth, they should’ve put him in isolation until he gets back to his senses.

  17. Higher charges and higher penalties for abuse of power! Nationalized criminal cop database. No more military equipment and lethal force training.

  18. “I’d already decided.” Time to vote out our District Attorney.

  19. TheIndianJohnSmith | June 13, 2020 at 10:53 AM | Reply

    This is why the protests won’t stop, SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE AT HOME!

    • No justice…no peace!

    • It’s part of the reason why you and all like you do nothing for children at risk.
      Please stop using the murder of a man as an excuse to say you actually are pro active or to claim anyone but the APA, child abuse investigators and collateral workers are. I should know. My 6 year old son was a victim of your inactivity and concern.
      Know thy country. Or claim others do.

    • Lol, Fredo has your best interests in mind. The fool who got caught during the covid hype.


  20. The District Attorney & Medical Examiners Office are BAD APPLES!

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