Video: Taser killing of Nigerian-American, Chinedu Okobi, by California sheriffs


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Chinedu Okobi, a father and the brother of a Facebook executive, was last year killed by a Taser fired by some San Mateo County deputies on a Millbrae roadway. He was reportedly shot despite being unarmed.

He was pronounced dead at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame at 2:17 p.m on October 3.

Okobi would be the third person to die in San Mateo County from Taser shock during arrests last year.

Findings revealed that the law-enforcement officers involved in Okobi’s arrest were Sgt. David Weidner, and deputies John DeMartini, Alyssa Lorenzatti, Joshua Wang and Bryan Watt.

The information made available by the sheriff’s office was that Okobi was running in and out of traffic on El Camino Real in Millbrae. He was said to have assaulted a deputy, which prompted the use of Taser on him.

However, after seeing the video of the incident, Ebele Okobi, Okobi’s sister, said evidence contradicted the initial official account.

The incident has generated pressure on activists that the deputies face criminal charges for Okobi’s death. The activists planned to hold a demonstration at 6 p.m. Friday on the 1400 block of El Camino Real, close to the site of the fatal confrontation between Okobi and the deputies.

Watch video below.

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