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Prosecutor will not charge jail deputies who used stun gun on restrained inmate who died

Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh says he will not bring criminal charges against jail deputies who used a stun gun on a restrained inmate who later died.

Morrogh released a report Tuesday calling the death of 37-year-old Natasha McKenna a "tragic accident." He had been evaluating whether to bring charges for the past two months.

McKenna, who was African-American, died in February, days after a team of deputies used a hood and a stun gun on McKenna while she was in restraints during a cell transfer. McKenna had a history of mental illness and had previously attacked a deputy.

A medical examiner had previously ruled her death accidental.

Her death remains the subject of a federal civil rights investigation.