Police Abuse

They Are There to Help


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Joseph Sheldon Hutcheson ran into the lobby of the Dallas County, Texas, jail shouting for help. So naturally, deputies tackled him to the ground and handcuffed him. That was all to calm him down, according to a sheriff's department spokesman. According to a witness, deputies also put their knees into his back and throat. The sheriff's office is now investigating why Hutcheson lost consciousness and died shortly after entering the jail lobby.