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Graphic Video Shows Deputies Tasing Man in Restraint Chair

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    WARNING: Some viewers may find this video disturbing.  

    Graphic video obtained by NBC News shows sheriff's deputies tasing a mentally ill Georgia man in the groin while he was restrained in a chair.

    Two Georgia sheriff's deputies and a health care worker are currently being tried for involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Matthew Ajibade, 22, who died after being taken into police custody on New Year's Day.

    A Chatham County grand jury also charged Jason Kenny, the deputy who used the taser, with aggravated assault and cruelty to an inmate. Defendants Cpl. Maxine Evans and Gregory Brown, a nurse at the Chatham County jail, were also charged with reckless conduct for failing to monitor Ajibade's status.

    The video, which was shown in court Friday, comes from a camera attached to the taser. It shows Ajibade in the restraint chair, and a red dot on his thigh and groin area where the taser is pointed. The red dot stops in the groin area as the camera comes closer to Ajibade. He is heard screaming after the discharge of the stun gun against his flesh.