Lawyers: Videos show inhumane treatment before jail death
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Lawyers for the family of a man who died in a Georgia jail have released video clips they say show he suffered inhumane treatment in his final hours.
Shali Tilson was arrested in March 2018 on a misdemeanor charges of obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct and booked into the Rockdale County jail, east of Atlanta. A lawsuit filed by his parents says he died nine days later of “a pulmonary embolism caused by dehydration.”
Mawuli Davis, an attorney for Tilson’s parents, said they obtained videos from an unnamed source that show Tilson appearing distressed in his cell and deputies failing to check on him.
The sheriff and deputies have asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed in March and later amended to include details from the videos.