ATLANTA – The parents of one of Destin, Florida, man who died after Georgia police officers repeatedly used stun guns on him, have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.
Kevin and Mary Ann Sherman’s suit says Coweta County sheriff’s deputies Joshua Sepanski, and Samuel Smith, as well as EMT, Daniel Elliot, violated the civil rights of their son, 32-year-old Chase Sherman.
Mary Ann Sherman 911 on Nov. 20, 2015, from Interstate 85. She said that her son was “freaking out” and had a synthetic drug known as spice.
Video from the deputies’ body cameras show them wrestling with Sherman in the back of a SUV, until he was still and she later realizes he is not breathing.
A lawyer for the sheriff’s office refused to comment. The fire department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.