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Georgia police taser a mentally ill man in the groin while he is restrained

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  • Graphic new video shows police Tasering the groin of  Mathew Ajibade, 21, while he is restrained in a chair in a Georgia jail
  • Ajibade can be heard screaming when he is Tasered, and less than two hours after this occurred the mentally ill man was found dead
  • Prosecutors say Corporal Jason Kenny then shocked the restrained Ajibade four times with a Taser 
  • Corporal Maxine Evans and nurse Gregory Brown are accused of failing to check Ajibade's condition and faking jail records during this time
  • Nine of the deputies who were working when this incident occurred were fired in May 
  • Kenny, Evans and Brown are charged with policy and procedure violations that prosecutors say contributed to Ajibade's death 

By Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:24 EST, 13 October 2015 | Updated: 05:02 EST, 13 October 2015

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Shocking footage taken in a jail in Georgia shows a mentally ill man being Tasered by police while he is restrained in a chair.

Mathew Ajibade, 21, was in a brawl with several of his jailers during what his family claims was a bipolar episode, and after he is subdued following multiple punches and kicks to the head he was put in a chair and a Taser was used on his groin.

Ajibade can be heard screaming as the Taser hits, and less than two hours later he was discovered dead - still restrained in the chair. 

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Graphic new video shows police Tasering the groin of Mathew Ajibade (above) while he is restrained in a chair in a Georgia jail

Graphic new video shows police Tasering the groin of Mathew Ajibade (above) while he is restrained in a chair in a Georgia jail

Ajibade can be heard screaming when he is Tasered (above), and less than two hours after this occurred the mentally ill man was found dead

Ajibade can be heard screaming when he is Tasered (above), and less than two hours after this occurred the mentally ill man was found dead

Ajibade was left alone in restraints for an hour-and-a-half after the violence with no one checking on him during that time. 

This graphic new video - which is a minute long and was shown in court on Friday - was obtained by NBC News. 

It was taken from a camera on the actual Taser.

Authorities said Ajibade was found dead strapped to a chair at the Savannah jail after his arrest on a domestic violence charge on New Year's Day.

Nine of the deputies who were working when this incident occurred were fired in May.

In another video filmed prior to the possibly fatal Tasing, the black student can be seen arguing with the officers, who call in back up to restrain him.

They try to tackle him to ground, but Ajibade resists. Sergeant Anza Rowland then Tasers him, and goes to do so a second time but is grabbed.

As she falls to the floor Ajibade picks up the Taser himself, leading Deputy Greg Capers to throw punches at the student.

Deputy Eric Vinson is then seen kicking the back of Ajibade's head, at which point he stops resisting. 

Prosecutors say Corporal Jason Kenny then shocked the restrained Ajibade four times with a Taser. 

Corporal Maxine Evans and nurse Gregory Brown are accused of failing to check Ajibade's condition and faking jail records to make it appear checks had been made.

Former Lieutenant Debra Johnson, who was the night commander that day, told jurors the action was justified under jail policies in an effort to control the inmate, WTOC-TV reported.

Ajibade IS ALSO SEEN being kicked and punched in a fight with police officers (ABOVE) shortly before his death

Ajibade IS ALSO SEEN being kicked and punched in a fight with police officers (ABOVE) shortly before his death

Kenny, who shocked Ajibade with a TaSer after he had been restrained, as well as Evans and Brown, who are accused of neglecting to check his medical condition, were charged for policy and procedure violations that prosecutors say contributed to Ajibade's death.

Defense attorneys say the three former jail employees are not to blame for the young man's death.

Jurors saw jail surveillance video today that showed Ajibade sitting alone in a cell strapped into a restraining chair from 12.09am until 1.42am without any jail staff checking on his well-being.

Johnson, the former lieutenant, testified that she heard Evans say 'she got busy and forgot to check on him', the Savannah Morning News reported.

State medical examiner Stacey Desamours told the court earlier this week that several factors could have contributed to Ajibade's death, including the struggle with jailers and being struck by a stun gun.

Chatham County coroner Dr Bill Wessinger said Ajibade suffered several blunt injuries to his head and upper body and had blood inside his skull.  

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