Jeremy Marr, 35, died while in custody in Glasgow, Kentucky.
Police say on April 14, 2020, officers were responding a call about an unknown male who had entered the caller’s home without permission. At the scene they found Jeremy Marr. According to police he said he was carrying a knife and appeared erratic, agitated, and paranoid. Officers attempted to calm the suspect and de-escalate the situation, but he became combative and resisted arrest.
Police say Marr subsequently experienced a medical event and was taken to the hospital, where he later was pronounced dead. Bodycam video shows officers placing Marr to the ground, hitting him in his back and using stun gun and taser on him.
In March 2021 Marr’s widow and daughter filed a lawsuit against the city of Glasgow, the Glasgow Police Department and three police officers. In April 2021 Marr’s cause of death was noted as “agitated/ excited delirium complicating acute methamphetamine intoxication”. The state chose not to prosecute involved officers.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
“Based on the foregoing, the undersigned does not see any credible evidence that the officers involved in the arrest of Jeremy Marr caused his death or in any way contravened the criminal statutes of the Commonwealth of Kentucky,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney, Jesse M. Stockton Jr.
“GPD’s actions were unconstitutional and an assault battery on Marr, causing the wrongful death of Marr,” states the lawsuit.
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