Lawsuit filed in death of Jeremy Marr

Jennifer Moonsong

Central Division

General Manager

Jobe Publishing, Inc.

 

A federal lawsuit has been filed by the family of Jeremy Marr, a 35-year-old man who died last April following a confrontation with police officers in Glasgow.

 

The incident, which was caught on video, became the subject of national news and local protests. The lawsuit accuses Glasgow Police Department officers of excessive force, wrongful death, negligence, cruel and unusual punishment, and battery.

 

The incident in question occurred after the Glasgow Police Department and other law-enforcement entities responded to a call that Marr had unlawfully entered a home on Cleveland Avenue in Glasgow.

 

The Glasgow Police Department maintains that Marr had a medical emergency in the process of their attempted arrest.

 

The lawsuit asserts undue force was used, saying Marr was restrained “for some unknown reason and without provocation…in less than approximately three minutes, Marr was tased 8 to 10 times directly onto the skin of his back, with the majority of the taser discharges occurring within two minutes.”

 

Officers took him to T.J. Samson Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

 

Both a KSP investigation and a special prosecutor found no wrongdoing in the death of Marr.

 

The lawsuit was filed Monday, March 22, in U.S. District Court against the city of Glasgow, the Glasgow Police Department, and three officers, specifically.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Tabitha Scarborough on April 17, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    It broke my heart to see this young man scared for his life.begging not to hurt him.he did not resist.nor was he even told why they was detaining him.officers of the law are trained to recognize addicts and there behaviors.he was paranoid.scared.they did not go about approaching this man in the right way.he needed to be assured he would not be hurt.tasing him 10 times n 2 minutes.cops screaming be still.its kinda hard to be still when electric current is goin thru your limbs.at one point body cam shows officer saying put ur arm behind your back.at the same time the officer had his knee in his elbow holding it straight to the ground.how could he move his arm to put behind his back.at the end of the body cam footage.after he lay there exhausted n shallow breathing.an officer looks to another officer with a chuckle and says “we tasted the shit outta HIM THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.MR.MARR DID NOT DESERVE 2 BE KILLED BY THE MEN IN BLUE THAT ARE SUPPOSESLY HERE 2 PROTECT AND SERVE.they did not protect him.he may have had drugs in his system.so that gives the cops a reason to get off Scott free after taking his young life.jeremy marr may have been in addict.but he certainly did not deserve to die at the hands of the law.we need to help addicts recover.it is possible.my deepest sympathy goes out to the Marr family.it deeply saddens my heart that yall are dealing with the loss of jeremy.my prayers are with you.i pray these cops will be held liable for his death for there actions were out of line and should’ve been handled differently.mr.marrs untimely death was preventable.
    #whitelivesmatter

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