ATLANTA – A lawyer for the family of a Florida man who died after a confrontation with sheriff's deputies in Georgia says records show deputies used stun guns excessively.
Attorney Chris Stewart on Thursday provided records from the Nov. 20 death of Chase Sherman that he said he got from the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.
They show one stun gun was used nine times in 2½ minutes for a total of 47 seconds, including one use that lasted 17 seconds. The other stun gun was used six times in just over four minutes for a total of 29 seconds. It's not clear how many times the stun guns made contact with Sherman.
The sheriff's administrative assistant declined to answer questions, saying in an email that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation handled the case and has handed over its file to the district attorney.