05/01/2021

Violence against civilians: Attack

ID: 8005300

LOCATION: Charleston

FATALITIES: 1

ACTORS: Police Forces of the United States (2017-2021)

NOTES: On 5 January 2021, Charleston County Sheriff deputies tased, pepper-sprayed multiple times at and killed a Black inmate, Jamal Sutherland, in Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center in Charleston (South Carolina) as they attempted to remove him from his cell for a bond hearing. Sutherland died on the scene after attempts by medical staff at the facility to save his life. This event has led to following demonstrations.

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