The police have handed Jamal Sutherland arrest video to the public. People are hopeful this will bring new light to the case.
In early January, South Carolina citizens were shocked by the death of Jamal Sutherland. A mental illness patient, Jamal, died under police custody.
However, the newly released video will provide transparency in the chronicles of the events.
Jamal Sutherland’s Arrest Video is Finally Released
The CCSO has finally disclosed Jamal Sutherland’s arrest video.
On January 5, 2021, Jamal passed away under the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office custody. The police had arrested him for third-degree simple assault.
However, he died while the police allegedly removed him from his jail cell before his hearing.
Sutherland was a mental illness patient. He was receiving treatment at the Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health Center.
As a fact, the doctor had been diagnosed with both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
After a massive public backlash, the police finally released Jamal Sutherland’s video.
Likewise, the hours-long combined videos feature surveillance, body cam as well as cell phone video.
What Did Jamal’s Family Have to Say?
The video was first withheld under Jamal Sutherland’s family consent.
According to Sheriff Graziano from CCSO, the video was kept private as per Sutherland’s family request. Likewise, the department had even signed a confidentiality agreement.
Per @WCBD, Sheriff Graziano was “under a confidentiality agreement, which prevented her from releasing the video until the family (of #jamalsutherland) agreed to do so.” A copy of the agreement, provided by Sheriff Graziano, was given to News 2 https://t.co/9LXFiUkure
— Holy City Sinner (@HolyCitySinner) May 14, 2021
The family finally called the CCSO on May 14, 2021, to release the video.
Previously, the City of North Charleston had already disclosed some partial parts of the clips.
His Wikipedia and Age
Jamal Sutherland’s Wikipedia bio absent for now.
Late Jamal was originally from Goose Creek, South Carolina. His funeral was held in Alfred Williams Community Center.
Furthermore, many friends and families visited the burial ceremony.
Sutherland was the age of 31 years old.
As a fact, he was turning 32 years in late Jan 2021. Likewise, several activists, including the Charleston Activist Network, have come forward in Sutherland’s support.
On the other hand, the CCSO released a statement expressing their condolences for the family.
The full investigation of the case is still on the way.