2 Georgia ex-cops face murder charges for tasing handcuffed man at least 13 times


Two former Georgia police officers are facing murder charges for tasing an unarmed man at least 13 times while he was handcuffed. The man died following the confrontation.

The indictment, filed Monday, charges former East Point Police Sgt. Marcus Eberhart, 41, and former Cpl. Howard Weems, 49, over the April 2014 death of 24-year-old Gregory Towns Jr.  

Marcus Eberhart and Howard Weems. Screenshot from Hellboy 8987 According to the indictment, the two officers “materially accelerated” Towns’ death by continuing to use their Taser stun guns on the man, who was “exhibiting signs of fatigue and shortness of breath.”

The officers are each facing a single count of felony murder, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct, along with three counts of violation of oath by a public officer.

The incident took place on April 11, 2014, following a domestic dispute call involving Towns and his girlfriend, the office of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard said, according to AP.

Once police arrived at the scene, Towns reportedly ran into a nearby wooded area after encountering police in the parking lot. Officers managed to catch and handcuff him.

When Eberhart and Weems arrived at the scene, they demanded that Towns stand up and walk to a patrol car. Towns responded by saying he was “out of breath” and couldn’t stand.

The officers then began to use their stun guns on him, despite the fact that he was handcuffed. After multiple hits, Towns became unconscious and later died.

An autopsy report found that Towns died from “hypertensive cardiovascular disease exacerbated by physical exertion and conducted electrical stimulation.” It lists the cause of death as homicide.

Eberhart resigned on July 9, 2014, and Weems was fired the next day, according to Howard’s office.

Towns’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the two officers and the city of East Point in August 2014. The city settled the suit for $1 million in November.


6 thoughts on “2 Georgia ex-cops face murder charges for tasing handcuffed man at least 13 times

  1. The people are up in arms, and itching to hang everyone in D.C.

    That’s why they’ve given us “The Donald” (as the egotistical Trump once called himself) to tell everyone what they want to hear, and that’s why they’re going to throw a few pigs to the dogs. People are tired of them getting away with murder.

    Try to imagine ruling over 300 million people. How do you keep yourself in power? How do you keep them in line? How do you sway their opinions, and convince them to support your policies?

    Because of their overwhelming numbers, NO ONE in power, regardless of what form of government, can do much without their consent, and they do live with the real prospect of having their heads removed if they go too far.

    Look at things from their side of the chessboard for a better understanding of what they’ll do next. Stop thinking like a peasant, and try to imagine doing a King’s job.

    They’ll always be trying to manipulate and deceive you. Don’t be placated by having a bone or a few table scraps tossed your way. We want them all gone, because they’re all criminals, and we’re a nation of laws, not men.

    They live everyday of their lives in defiance of those laws, to the death and detriment of all of us. Don’t stop for anything less than the brass ring. We want the Bill of Rights restored, and the criminals arrested. For starters.

  2. Can we taze them 13 times each?
    Hey eye for an eye

    Oh I’m wrong , that isn’t eye for an eye if they survived it

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