Previously Withheld Video Shows Disabled Man’s Fatal Struggle With Pottawatomie County Jailers
Blurry image of 3 uniformed officers slamming Ronald Given to the ground.

Via Oklahoma Watch:

“Family members have been seeking answers about what happened to Ronald Gene Given in the Pottawatomie County jail since his 2019 death, which a medical examiner ruled a homicide.

Newly released video shows county detention officers twice slamming Given —  arrested days earlier in the midst of a mental health crisis — to the concrete floor, kneeling on his upper body and dragging the unconscious man by the ankles across a cell. 

The 42-year-old member of the Kiowa Tribe never regained consciousness following the six-minute altercation. Given died in an Oklahoma City hospital on Jan. 16, 2019. 

The incident was part of more than seven hours of video footage released to Oklahoma Watch late Friday under the state Open Records Act. The Frontier sued in 2021 when jail officials refused to release video of the incident.”

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