The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office has released the video footage showing the events surrounding Natasha McKenna’s death . McKenna, who was 37-years-old, was tased at least four times during the 40-minute cell extraction at the Fairfax County Detention Center. (She was also handcuffed, her feet were shackled, and she had a hood over her head at the time – Editor.) McKenna was declared brain-dead four days later.
Just this week, the district attorney announced that no charges would be filed against the deputies involved in the mentally-ill woman’s death. The medical examiner ruled her death ‘accidental’ and used the ‘excited delirium’ excuse as to why she died.
I think it’s important to note that several recent deaths have been attributed to the condition of ‘excited delirium’, which is not recognized as an actual medical condition. This is something completely made up by law enforcement to explain how people in their custody die ‘mysteriously’ after being beaten, kicked, shackled, tased, shot, or otherwise injured, at the hands of their officers.
Read the full report concerning McKenna’s death here.
Several officers described McKenna has having ‘superhuman strength’, with one officer describing her as ‘demonic’. One portion of the report states:
Deputies involved in this struggle with Ms. McKenna were struck by the strength and endurance demonstrated by Ms. McKenna. Again, extreme even “super human” strength is a well-documented symptom of excited delirium syndrome.
These are all just ‘scary’ words used to describe McKenna in a way to somehow justify her murder, and used to convince themselves and their loved-ones they are not monsters. Regardless, I think the video speaks volumes on how police treat mentally-disabled citizens in this country.