Jason Jones – A surveillance footage date October 30 2021 shows Jason Jones being tased. He then caught fire. The three police officers left the room. No help was offered or tried to be offered.
In the October 30 surveillance footage released on Friday without audio , 29-year-old with no shirt on.
Jones could then be seen covering his head and body with hand sanitizer and approaching officers. Jones was tased by one of the three officers.
Jones immediately burst into flames as the stun gun appeared to react with the flammable sanitizer, and Jones flailed around with his head on fire as officers retreated into another room.
Jones’ head continued to burn for several seconds before an officer ran out of the room and attempted to assist him, while Jones tried to grab at the officer. Though badly burnt, Jones continued to walk around the room for nearly 20 minutes before medical officials took him away on a hospital stretcher for treatment.
According to the Attorney General’s office, Jones died in hospital on December 15 – nearly two months after the incident. His cause of death has not yet been revealed.
New York Attorney General Letitia James released the footage to the public on Friday “in order to increase transparency and strengthen public trust in these matters,” though she insisted that the release was “not an expression of any opinion as to the guilt or innocence of any party.”
“Jason was unarmed, in the police station, and not threatening anyone when the police hit him with 50,000 volts of electrical current and he ignited,” Jones’ attorney Kevin Luibrand told CBS News. “Instead of helping Jason, the police ran out the room, shut the door and let him burn.”
Medics arrived minutes later. Jones spent 45 days at a Syracuse hospital ICU before dying from his injuries on December 15, 2021, his attorney Kevin Luibrand told CNN Friday night. His exact cause of death is unclear.