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NY AG Letitia James opens probe after man died six weeks after dousing himself in hand sanitizer

NY AG Letitia James opens probe after New York man, 29, died six weeks after dousing himself in hand sanitizer throughout confrontation with cops and bursting into flames after they tasered him

  • Jason Jones, 29, who appeared intoxicated, was Tasered by officers on the Catskill Village Department throughout a confrontation in early November 
  • Jones was declared useless on Wednesday 
  • Kevin A. Luibrand, an legal professional for Jones’ household, mentioned he died after spending 48 days on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma 
  • James’ workplace can ‘assess’ incidents reported the place an officer ‘could have brought about the dying of an individual, by an act or omission.’ 
  • Luibrand mentioned that when the officers deployed the stun gun to subdue Jones, he caught hearth 








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New York’s Attorney General Letitia James is investigating the case of an upstate New York man who died greater than six weeks after he doused himself in hand sanitizer and burst into flames when he was tasered by police.  

Jason Jones, 29, who appeared intoxicated, was Tasered by officers on the Catskill Village Department throughout a confrontation in early November.

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He was taken to the intensive care unit at Clark Burn Center at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse in grave situation. He was declared useless on Wednesday.

James’ workplace, in line with state legislation, can ‘assess’ each incident reported the place a police officer, peace officer or corrections officer who ‘could have brought about the dying of an individual, by an act or omission.’ They’ve taken the case off the fingers of Greene County District Attorney Joseph Stanzione.

Kevin A. Luibrand, an legal professional for Jones’ household, mentioned he died after spending 48 days on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating the case of a 29-year-old man who died after being Tasered by officers after he'd doused himself in hand sanitizer

New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating the case of a 29-year-old man who died after being Tasered by officers after he’d doused himself in hand sanitizer 

Kevin A. Luibrand, an attorney for Jones' family, said he died after spending 48 days on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma

Kevin A. Luibrand, an legal professional for Jones’ household, mentioned he died after spending 48 days on a ventilator in a medically-induced coma

James took the case off the hands of Greene County District Attorney Joseph A. Stanzione, who had previously been investigating

James took the case off the fingers of Greene County District Attorney Joseph A. Stanzione, who had beforehand been investigating

‘We’ve requested preservation of all recordings and written supplies and haven’t any additional remark,’ Luibrand mentioned final month.

Luibrand mentioned that when the officers deployed the stun gun to subdue Jones, he caught hearth.

‘The child was ignited,’ he added. 

Many hand sanitizers include ethyl alcohol, which, in line with the CDC, ‘readily evaporates at room temperature into an ignitable vapor and is taken into account a flammable liquid.’ The incidence of fires associated to such sanitizers is ‘very low’ however ‘it is important’ that they be ‘saved safely.’   

Officers from the division mentioned they had been conversant in Jones – a well-known highschool athlete in the world – from earlier encounters.   

Jones arrived to the Catskill Village Police Department last week and had allegedly doused himself in hand sanitizer before he was tasered

Jones arrived to the Catskill Village Police Department final week and had allegedly doused himself in hand sanitizer earlier than he was tasered

Jones, who was said to have previous encounters with officers, was Tasered by them to subdue him

Jones, who was mentioned to have earlier encounters with officers, was Tasered by them to subdue him

‘I feel they had been afraid he was going to harm himself, and that´s what began it,’ Chief Dave Darling informed the Times Union of Albany. ‘There are nonetheless particulars that we´re attempting to develop.’

The police chief described the state of affairs as ‘horrible’ and mentioned it was beneath investigation by the Greene County district legal professional´s workplace.   

Darling mentioned that his officers aren’t geared up with physique cameras however that there are video cameras in the police station.

It is unclear when Jones poured hand sanitizer on himself and if the officers really witnessed him doing it. 

An nameless legislation enforcement, nonetheless, claims they witnessed Jones taking his garments off earlier than masking himself with the hand sanitizer throughout the confrontation.    

Chief Dave Darling called the situation 'horrible' and said that there was video cameras in the office at the time of the incident

Chief Dave Darling referred to as the state of affairs ‘horrible’ and mentioned that there was video cameras in the workplace on the time of the incident

The Catskill School District superintendent Ronel Cook made an announcement on Friday.

Jones had been a 2010 graduate of Catskill High School and was thought of to be a star athlete for the college’s observe and basketball staff.

‘Mr. Jones was a star multisport student-athlete who excelled in observe and basketball, Superintendent Ronel Cook mentioned, in line with Hudson 360

‘I have no idea the entire particulars relating to this unlucky state of affairs. Nevertheless, Mr. Jones is a Catskills graduate. Anyone who graduates from this advantageous establishment is taken into account a member of the Catskills household.

‘I want Mr. Jones a speedy restoration and our ideas and prayers are with him.’      

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