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Monday, 09 May 2016 12:15

Williams: Richmond man's death continues lack of accountability

Written by Michael Paul Williams | Richmond Times Dispatch
In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Gwendolyn Smalls poses for a photo in her home in Richmond, Va. Smalls' brother, Linwood R. Lambert Jr., died in police custody in May of 2013 after being repeatedly stunned by South Boston police. Smalls and her attorney told The Associated Press on Monday, May 2, 2016, that Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said she doesn't believe there's enough evidence to bring criminal charges against South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Clifton Mann and Travis Clay. In this Nov. 12, 2015, file photo, Gwendolyn Smalls poses for a photo in her home in Richmond, Va. Smalls' brother, Linwood R. Lambert Jr., died in police custody in May of 2013 after being repeatedly stunned by South Boston police. Smalls and her attorney told The Associated Press on Monday, May 2, 2016, that Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney Tracy Quackenbush Martin said she doesn't believe there's enough evidence to bring criminal charges against South Boston Police Officers Tiffany Bratton, Clifton Mann and Travis Clay. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Another death while in police custody. Another unsatisfactory conclusion.

Prosecutors have decided not to charge police officers in the death of Linwood R. Lambert Jr., a Richmond man who died May 4, 2013, after being repeatedly shocked with a stun gun by South Boston police officers.

Lambert had called 911 three times from a motel and had been behaving erratically. Police took him handcuffed to a hospital, where upon arrival he kicked out a rear window of a squad car and ran toward the hospital door. Three officers shocked him with a Taser after he crashed into the glass door, then shackled his legs and shocked him again in the back of the police car, where he became unresponsive while being taken to jail.

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