In July 2013, 40-year-old Shon Demetrius McClain was serving time for a misdemeanor drug charge in a Wake County, North Carolina, detention center when he got into a confrontation with prison guard Markeith Council.
Around 13 days later, McClain was dead with severe trauma to his head, neck, spinal cord and brain, according to WFLA. Now, after a long investigation and requests on the part of McClain’s family, the videotape of the incident has been released.
Council, who can be seen above picking up McClain and throwing him to the ground twice as other inmates watch on, turned himself in around a month later and was indicated on charges of voluntary manslaughter.
Before his final imprisonment, McClain had a long history with the law. According to the Department of Public Safety, his previous convictions included possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering, larceny, indecent liberty with a child, failing to register as a sex offender and obscuring justice.
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