5 Georgia cops indicted for Fernando Rodriguez 2019 death

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A grand jury indicted five Georgia police officers on murder charges Friday for the asphyxiation death of a concertgoer in 2019.

The five are accused of confronting 24-year-old Fernando Rodriguez, who was walking naked along a road after attending the Imagine Concert Music Festival at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sept. 20, 2019.

Rodriguez died from asphyxiation after officers zapped him with a stun gun, then held him down and handcuffed him as pressure was applied to his body, reports said.

Officials said that while they held his naked body down on the ground, the officers shocked Rodriguez more than a dozen times with their stun guns. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he later died, according to the charges against them.

Henry County police officers Robert Butera and Quinton Phillips, and Hampton police officers Mason Lewis, Marcus…

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