DEEPSTEP, Ga. — Three Washington County deputies could stand trial for a man’s 2017 tasing death as early as June 2019.
According to Sheriff Thomas Smith, lawyers for the three now-former deputies -- Henry Copeland, Michael Howell, and Rhett Scott – appeared in court Monday for a status hearing.
They’re accused of tasing Eurie Martin to death on Deepstep Road back in July 2017.
The deputies told investigators that they tased Martin because he was struggling with them, but videos from the scene did not show that.
You cannot hear audio from the video because it was shot inside a car.
This video may be upsetting to some, it shows the man being tased.
Smith previously said the GBI investigation found that the officers acted improperly, which is why he fired them in Oct. 2017.
The indictments against them on charges of felony murder and aggravated assault were tossed out on Feb. 14 last year, but they were re-indicted in June.