Disturbing video released; Bi-State inmate pleads for help multiple times before dying


A disturbing video released by the Huffington Post early Thursday morning shows a man pleading for help multiple times before dying in Bi-State Justice Center on July 22, 2015.

35-year-old inmate, Micahel Sabbie, was found deceased in the early hours of Wednesday morning on July 22 of last year, in Bi-State jail, according to a press release by Texarkana, Arkansas Police Department.

According to police, Michael Sabbie was in a cell by himself, where he was found.

On July 22nd 2015, after Sabbie was found authorities released the following statement; “A TAPD Patrol Supervisor went immediately to our jail facility and contacted our Criminal Investigation Division Supervisors, Detectives, and Crime Scene Unit Investigators,” the press release says. “Michael Sabbie was pronounced deceased and his body sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.”

The video released Thursday morning, shows Michael Sabbie pleading for help more than 19 times after he was put on the ground and pepper sprayed.

Approximately eleven minutes of video show Sabbie’s pleads being ignored. Despite his cries for help, he received no assistance from guards nor medical staff.

Michael Sabbie, husband and father of four, repeated the words “I can’t breathe! Please!” as five Bi-State guards piled on top of him attempting to restrain him.

35-year-old Michael Sabbie was a resident of Texarkana, Arkansas and was in custody for a recent Domestic Assault Arrest at the time of his death.

According to The Huffington Post, the Department of Justice informed Sabbie’s wife Teresa on Aug. 1, 2016, that there would be no prosecution of anyone in connection with her husband’s death after they concluded that “the evidence does not establish a prosecutable violation of the federal criminal civil rights statutes.”

Read full Huffington Post article: Here

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