|Natasha McKenna's death in police custody sparked controversy.|
The U.S. Department of Justice along with Virginia authorities are looking into misconduct at a Fairfax County lockup. The sheriff Stacey Kincaid released a video showing lockup officers subduing and using a stun gun on a mentally ill woman.
That woman was named Natasha McKenna. The Black Lives Matter activists were on Twitter hashtagging #NatashaMcKenna all day.
So I decided to do some research into the matter. And I found the story really troubling.
Matter of fact, it eerily the Sandra Bland tragedy.
The release of this video may put some officers on ice. The investigation into improper misconduct has gotten the social media talking. Matter of fact, the officers who restrained her face no charges.
Back in February, McKenna was shocked four times while she was restrained by several officers at the lockup. She stopped breathing minutes later and was transported to an area hospital, wher she died after five days.
The video, Kincaid starts by exonerating the officers involved, noting that the criminal investigation is over.
In the video, she speaks and then it's followed by a struggling McKenna surrounded by officers, who accused the woman of smearing her bodily fluids and feces all over the cell.
The officers dressed in biohazard suits can be heard saying to her to "stop resisting". And some were shouting "hold still" several times.
The Commonwealth Attorney for Fairfax County, Raymond F. Morrogh, called the death, "unfortunate" but concluded that the officers involved were justified in their use of force and will not face charges in this event.
McKenna was arrested and charged with assaulting an Alexandria police officer in January.
The lockup banned the use of stun guns in the wake of this tragedy. They also reassigned workers and shuffled the deck a bit. This new group will be solely involved in the safety of mentally ill interns.
They will aid in the treatment of all interns with mental illness.
The social media is talking about it.
#NatashaMcKenna was tased to death by an officer WHILE in shackles & the officer had no charges pressed against him. pic.twitter.com/AhIrzXV5o3— ebon (@tyriquex) September 11, 2015
#NatashaMcKenna had HANDCUFFS on people, there's no such thing as fighting back/resisting arrest & they killed her...the cops killed her.— ebon (@tyriquex) September 11, 2015
Look at the language describing #NatashaMcKenna. Does this remind of you of someone else described the same way? pic.twitter.com/hi1RztwwYi— Lawrence Brown (@BmoreDoc) September 11, 2015
#NatashaMcKenna We #SayHerName. We weep 4 her & work 2 build a community that won't allow/accept her dehumanization. pic.twitter.com/dMU5eshO5K— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) September 11, 2015
Unreal. They announce no charges then release vid of them clearly killing her. #NatashaMcKenna http://t.co/vnaIOh9znH pic.twitter.com/o3FagQOupU— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) September 10, 2015
Officers Who Killed Natasha McKenna With Her Hands Cuffed and Legs Shackled Are Walking Free http://t.co/T361gWLlXy #BlackLivesMatter— Azur De Alhassan (@AzurDe_A) September 9, 2015
World News Today send our condolences to the family of Natasha McKenna.