IJR: Cuffed, Shackled & Masked and Then Tased

Here’s my piece on this case from Virginia getting a lot of attention to across the country:

A mentally ill woman, who was to be taken to get treatment, instead ended up dead in a Fairfax, Virginia, hospital.

NBC News 4 reports that Natasha McKenna’s death has spurred a discussion by Fairfax County officials about where obviously mentally ill people should be sent, instead of a jail cell.

Deputies say McKenna, who was in jail for assaulting a police officer, was going to a mental facility for treatment, but grew violent when they attempted to remove her from her cell.

But as The Washington Post reports, Natasha McKenna’s hands were cuffed behind her…

Read the rest here: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/04/295595-cuffed-shackled-6-jailers-shocked-turned-deadly-nightmare/