Sheriff: Deputy needs to be indicted after florida man was set on fire by stun guns, sheriff states

Saturday, May 21, 2022
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david crawford jean barreto mark nejame osceola county marcos lopez culpable negligence <strong>Sheriff</strong> deputy needs to be indicted after florida man was set on fire by stun guns <strong>Sheriff</strong> states

Both the deputy and the accused should face criminal charges. A stun gun was used on a gasoline-covered man a Florida Sheriff stated Thursday that the victim was also burned by a flame. Marcos Lopez‚ Osceola County Sheriff‚ recommended Jean Barreto be charged with fleeing and reckless driving‚ and resisting arrest. He was riding a motorcycle and acting as a threat on local roads. Mark NeJame (Barreto lawyer) said that the fire had destroyed 75 percent of his client's bodies. David Crawford‚ Sheriff's deputy‚ should face culpable neglect charges‚ which is a misdemeanor. He allegedly knew that the area was gassed but used a stungun anyway. Lopez said during a news conference Crawford was also burnt in the flames that started. Crawford couldn't be reached for comment Thursday. Crawford's legal representative was not immediately available to comment. Lopez stated that Lopez believed there wasn't malice. Lopez said that his reckless actions violated the law and that he had such an indifferent view of human life‚ they are considered culpable negligence. Jean Barreto was left with third-degree burns to 75 percent of his body. (Courtesy NeJame Law Office). Monique Worrell‚ Orange-Osceola state attorney said in an statement after an investigation‚ she is expected to file charges on Thursday. The states attorney office released an updated statement to NBC News Friday‚ saying: "We just received the case packet. This incident has not been resolved. NeJame attacked the announcement of the sheriff‚ calling any charges which could be brought against him retaliatory unjustified and vindictive. According to WESH‚ a NBC affiliate. NeJame's law firm stated Wednesday that Barreto was killed in an accident. Barreto wasn't armless and was followed for 5 miles through Osceola County to Orange County. He stopped at Wawa Station about one mile away from his home‚ in order to refill his motorcycle. Barreto was said to have been in a group of other fans before the deputies took over‚ according to his lawyers. Lopez presented a helicopter video on Thursday that allegedly showed Barreto riding a motorcycle‚ running red lights and doing wheelies before the incident.

david crawford jean barreto mark nejame osceola county marcos lopez culpable negligence <strong>Sheriff</strong> deputy needs to be indicted after florida man was set on fire by stun guns <strong>Sheriff</strong> states

Lopez stated that Sheriff's Deputies were alerted about Barreto riding a motorcycle with a gun and tried to arrest him when he pulled up at Wawa Station. Lopez stated that Barreto's bike was tipped over after a fight and the fuel leaked out. Lopez claims that another deputy attempted to use his stun gun but Crawford shouted "Kill the pump! Kill the pump!" according bodycam video. According to Lopez‚ the second deputy had thrown out the stun gun. Crawford‚ however‚ allegedly grabbed it moments later and stated‚ "You're about get Tased‚" Lopez stated that the fire lit immediately after Lopez made this comment. CLARIFICATION Updated headline and text of this article: Thursday‚ May 20‚ 2022 at 3:15 pm. The Sheriff recommended that both the deputy who fired a stun gun against a gasoline-covered man and the one who was set on fire by a flame ignited with a matchstick to prove his innocence. Friday's statement by the state attorney said that it had not yet filed any charges against either of these men.