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Heartbreaking Video Shows Active Duty Soldier Slowly Die As Riot Police Needlessly Assault Him (Video)

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(N.Morgan) A brutal video obtained by KFOX14, shows the last heartbreaking moments of an active-duty Fort Bliss soldier, 26 year old Sgt.James Brown, as he was being assaulted by the riot squad in the El Paso Country Jail.  



The video below clearly depicts the absolute horror Sgt. Brown experienced at the hands of the merciless riot squad.

Warning: The footage obtained by KFOX14 contains graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised.


Brown served two tours of combat duty in Iraq. The decorated 26-year-old was on active duty at Fort Bliss in July 2012, when he left his family for the weekend to self-report for a two day DWI sentence at the El Paso County Jail.

When he checked in, jail records show that Brown reported in writing to the jail that he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress.

Brown’s mother said when her son checked into the jail, he contacted her.

“He said they’re trying to make me stay seven days instead of two days, so i just want to pay the court fine and get out of here,” said Dinette Robinson-Scott.

Brown asked his mom to send the money to pay the fine in lieu of the jail time, which she did by the following morning. But by that time, something had gone terribly wrong.

The video shows at some point, Brown appeared to have an episode in his cell that caused him to bleed. It’s not clear from where. When he refused to answer or speak to the jail guard, a team of guards in riot gear were brought in to storm his cell.

From beginning to the end of the recording, Brown stated he could not breathe.

By the end of the clip, Brown’s physical condition appears to deteriorate, showing shallow breathing and no longer blinking or being responsive.

Brown appears to no longer be capable of pleading for anything. Attorneys say at no time was an ambulance or 911 called for help.

Brown’s mother, Dinetta Robinson-Scott, released the following statement to KFOX14:

“I pray that new laws protecting soldiers in custody will be implemented, that the military adopt new policy procedures in regards to their soldiers being held in custody by an outside agency.

If these changes can be made and our soldiers are protected, and another family never has to experience what my family has, then my son’s death would not been in vain.”

Browns mother turned to KFOX14 and said she wants Americans to see the video and see exactly what happened to her son in El Paso County Detention Center.

Brown was placed on a gurney and wheeled out of the jail and taken to University Medical Center where he was officially pronounced dead.

Brown family attorneys Jason Bowles and B.J. Crow said the video shows a gross violation of Brown’s constitutional rights.

“When a 26-year-old man checks into jail for a court imposed sentence on a Friday, and he leaves Sunday in a casket, something went horribly wrong there,” said Crow.

Brown had no criminal record, and toxicology tests showed no illegal drugs in his body.
The autopsy results cited natural causes by sickle cell crisis.

The El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles issues a statement, released to KFOX14, agreeing with the autopsy.

“Mr. Brown’s death was an unfortunate tragedy. The sheriff’s office has conducted a thorough review of the facts surrounding Mr. Brown’s death and, based upon all the evidence obtained, determined that his death was caused by a pre-existing medical condition.

The specific evidence cannot be discussed because of pending litigation.”

Medical studies show sickle crisis lies dormant until it is triggered by dehydration and stress.

Brown’s attorney said apparently more stress than can be triggered by coming under fire in combat twice, which Brown did.

His family said Brown showed no history of ever having a sickle cell crisis incident in his life and is convinced the medical episode was triggered by his treatment at the jail.

“He was bleeding out the ears, the nose, the mouth, his kidney’s shut down, his blood pressure dropped to a very dangerous level, and his liver shut down,” said Crow.

Brown’s story is a federal civil trial that is expected to go to court in October.

His family is suing for damages, claiming violation of the American with Civil Liberties Act because of Brown’s PTSD, excessive force, and lack of proper medical attention.

What should have been a weekend in jail turned into a death sentence for Sgt. Brown.

Anothr case of over zealous police absuing yet another citizen to death..




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    • Morgawr

      Way over the top, why the injection and was the injector even a Dr.
      If a gang on the street did this they would face the chair, A badge does not make murder legal.
      This is the price of serving your country, NO ONE IS SAFE.
      If they just left him alone in the cell he’d still be alive, but no they had to use unjust force to show their in charge.

      • Anonymous

        this country needs to have this treatment meted out to the average guy,otherwise? most wont give a damn, esp as hes black

    • equal eyes

      This is what happens when you give a bunch of sociopaths too much power.

    • Anonymous

      Let us all hope that soon we can say that upon the death of all involved in this matter, including that piece of crap sheriff mouth piece that their deaths were an unfortunate tragedy . People with no hearts, no souls, no compassion and having no business being in the business they are in.

    • Jiliane

      Such a tragedy that our world is full of condemnation and judgment.
      why are we so afraid of each other? There is little difference between
      any of us, our personal preferences is a state of fear.
      So sorry for this family. So unnecessary.

    • RompingWillyBilly

      Wow, they killed him. They clearly tortured him by smashing down him and restricting his breathing with a cloth. They couldn’t feel in their hearts when he was crying out in pain for help. Like they did with Christ on the cross, they didn’t care enough to even provide him with a drink of water.

    • The Real Deal

      It takes a special kind of evil to be able to kill a man slowly, and then just stand back and watch him die.

    • Pink Slime

      Hello Angle#3(prelim),

      Charlie here. I like to call this ‘BAMA RAGE! No where to let out steam but on on helpless Negroes since PC correctness and when liberals get in power there is penned up RAGE in Americans but as usual the innocent often pay the price and why I say Demoncrats and liberals should never be in power.

      They turn a country inside out and upside down. The sodomite negro in power does not belong in the White House and should of been removed on day 1. He has made race relations and world relations WORSE and tension is and frustration is increasing WORLD WIDE since the sodomite was let in that will explode into WAR!


      Charlie (war can be prevented by diplomacy and doughnuts) :wink:

    • dabu

      Whatever! One after another, and another, and another! So what! Why even report it, if we are all going to just watch!

      • N. Morgan

        I reported it dabu, because Sgt. Brown’s life means something.

        He was an active duty soldier and this shows they will indeed kill anyone.

        Everyone they kill means something and we shouldn’t forget them.

        Also, we must hold the monsters accountable in any way we are able to and this is one way I can call them out on their sadistic behaviors.

        Each life matters.

        • Pink Slime

          Hello Angle#3(prelim),

          Charlie not here. Now “kill” is a strong word Angle#3(prelim). We don’t know WHY they followed protocol to a tee when common sense should of prevailed.

          Because of lawyers, ACLU and SPLC has made everybody follow protocols instead of common sense. Liberals have become a victim of their own agendas.

          You should wait until the cops are questioned and what their experience shows before you make a judgement. We don’t know how Sgt. Brown was acting before all of this occurred. Wait till they make an official investigation or you will get more innocent people killed.


          A very disappointed Charlie. (I just stepped on my dougnut)

        • N. Morgan

          Pinky, I don’t need the officers to be questioned, my eyes can see exactly what went on here.

          I am familiar with the protocol these officers are suppose to conduct themselves by in regards to this sort of situation.

          Sgt. Brown was in medical distress, and instead of calling the medical team they sent the SWAT team, unnecessary and against the rules of conduct.

          My dad worked at a max security prison for over 30 years.

          I can tell you step by step where these officers violated Sgt. Brown’s civil rights.

          The end result, those officers watched a man slowly die and did nothing to help him.

          Medical negligence is a suible offense and I am glad his family is going forward with a lawsuit.

          The video tells the story of what happened that day.

          PS: Do you have sugar donuts? They are my favorites! :wink:

        • Scanner Darko

          N. Morgan says, “I am familiar with the protocol these officers are suppose to conduct themselves by in regards to this sort of situation.”

          Scanner Darko says, “Okay, well let’s see what you know. Perhaps there are many misguided fools trolling this comment section who needs some help understanding this. And, surely a journalist of your caliber would have studied up on the r & r’s before posting an opinionated piece that is not inclusive of such detail.”

          To which N. Morgan replies, “………………………………

    • FindtheTruth

      I thank God that there is only one idiot posting a negative racist post in reference to this article about this poor soldier. Thank you, God.

    • BoJud

      It seems to me that we are facing a police presence in some communities that have heartburn over the military. More and more is being read about the actions of police in various communities and States. Why is this? Has it to do with the uniform or the persons color? Has there been orders given to law enforcement to do the damage being presented, not only here but in other places as well? When the poice went from peacekeepers to law enforcement to what we now see in cases like this, the abuse of individuals; regardless of the wearing of a uniform, or being of color…or not! Why aren’t police chiefs not looking at actions of their officers; even to the extent of their own prejudices or backgrounds? Are there classes within the police acadamies on the treatment of suspects? Are there individual hatreds? If so, have they been exposed through the indoctrination process? Do they go after certain groups just out of ignorance or out of pure hatred on the individual’s part? Will we ever know? How many do we not know about relating to such violence?

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