• Inmate dead after tasered and pepper sprayed at Fulton County Jail, sources say

    By: Mark Winne

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    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has confirmed the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an inmate death at the Fulton County Jail.

    The Sheriff's Department told Channel 2's Mark Winne the inmate was Tasered and pepper sprayed before their death.

    On Wednesday, the GBI identified the inmate as Antonio May, 32, from Macon. He had been arrested on Sept. 11 for criminal trespass and a warrant from another county. 

    The Medical Examiner is also investigating.

    Sources told Winne the inmate had been combative and was sent to Grady Hospital earlier in the day and tested positive for drugs.

    The GBI said in a press release that May was tasered and pepper sprayed adn then decontaminated. He later became unresponsive. Grady EMS and the Atlanta Fire Department were dispatched but May was pronounced dead at the scene. 


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