Tamil Diplomat

Chicago prisoner dies after being tased, beaten and dragged out of cell

Newly released security camera footage from a Chicago, Illinois jail shows an African American man being repeatedly tased and dragged out of his cell by police. He later died in hospital. The recording was released amid a federal probe into police abuses.

The 2012 footage documenting the treatment of Phillip Coleman prior to his death was released by Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday, accompanied by a statement denouncing the treatment of the prisoner.