Family members of Ervin Edwards, who died in a Louisiana jail after being arrested for wearing “sagging pants,” could not hide their grief and anger after seeing the video that showed him being tasered and left motionless on the cell floor.
In an exclusive interview with RT, Edwards’ mother and sister, as well as the family’s attorney helping with the wrongful death lawsuit, expressed their frustration at being lied to for a year and a half. Official police accounts of Edwards’ death listed the cause as “undetermined” and blamed it on “acute cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP) intoxication in association with restraint by law enforcement.”
“The written reports are completely different from what’s shown on the video,” said Donna Grodner, the Edwards family attorney.
“He went into that jail, and he was supposed to have come out, just like he came in,” Edwards’ mother Viney told RT. “They took his life.”