In 2018, Antonio May, a 32-year-old Black father of three, was brought to Fulton County jail in Georgia on a misdemeanor charge after having a mental breakdown and throwing rocks at a building. It is said that he was on drugs and paranoid at the time.
While at the jail, guards were heard saying it was “Taser Tuesday” and six officers decided to stun and torture May, per a federal lawsuit.
May died on the prison ground in a pool of his own blood, his family claims.
Three years since his brutal death, a grand jury decided that there is enough evidence to charge the six guards with crimes of felony murder, aggravated assault, battery, and violation of oath of office.
“It is now the duty of my office to prove these charges beyond a reasonable doubt to a jury at trial,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis told VICE News. “My staff and I will continue to work to ensure that justice is done in this case.”
The deputies named in the indictment are; Arron Cook, Guito Dela Cruz, Omar Jackson, Jaso Roache, Kenesia Strowder, and William Whitaker.
May’s family says that their loved one “suffered excruciating mental and emotional pain up to the time of his tragic death.”