Pepper-spray burns blamed for jail death

Pepper-spray burns blamed for jail death

There are 637 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jul 28, 2008, titled Pepper-spray burns blamed for jail death. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

An array of autopsy photos in the case of Summit County Jail inmate Mark D. McCullaugh Jr.

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ready for a drink

Tulsa, OK

#1 Jul 29, 2008
And we as taxpayers pay these guys to protect us ? I bet I could find a few ppl that would do this for nothing for a few days a week , I know I would take on 4 or 5 shifts myself as long as your furnishing the pepper spray and the night sticks , send these guys out to take care of our neighborhoods , and bring and end to the hood taxes , the over kill was a bit to much in this case that it is criminal , The deputies know what they did by not stopping with the takedown when it should have stopped
Mars

Stow, OH

#3 Jul 29, 2008
There will only be one winner in all of this and that will be the family's attorney, Terry Gilbert.
Dave

Wadsworth, OH

#4 Jul 29, 2008
Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor John R. Kosko, who was named by his office to handle the case after Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh cited concerns over possible conflicts of interest,

what conflict of interest? not wanting to upset someone in a voting year? that is not acceptable voters of Summit County. You didn't elect someone to shy away from the controversial cases. If she thinks there is a conflict of interest there is a remedy, she can request the Supreme Court of Ohio give her a ruling on whether there is a potential conflict instead of just running away. no one said the job was going to be easy. time for sherri to be voted out of office.
Fifi

Yorba Linda, CA

#5 Jul 29, 2008
Dave: It is a conflict and the taxpayers should be glad she did this. The prosecutors office works hand in hand with the sheriff's office and many of these people have developed friendships. You don't want that.
And, everyone needs to remember this is only a handful of "bad eggs" on the force. It doesn't mean that every officer out there is like this. Keep that in mind. There are alot of good officers who don't behave like this and abuse power.
socboats

Canton, OH

#6 Jul 29, 2008
yea, for the officers if the "victim" did not resist and act like an idiot he may be alive, and remember we lost such a "great person"

Since: Mar 07

Tulsa, OK

#7 Jul 29, 2008
Well well Meyer, seems as iff'n y'all have already decided this case, and all we've had so far are openin' statements. Very nice.

I see that Mark's Mom missed another opportunity to publically announce that she doesn't want any money from this. I guess all she ever really wanted was the money after all. Very nice.
Justice Be Served

Akron, OH

#8 Jul 29, 2008
With the taser evidence thrown out, there is not much of a case against the deputies. When it's all said and done the judge will rule for the deputies. That 6' 2" 290 pound piece of crap isn't worth a minute in jail for any of them. They have already suffered enough.

Mark D. McCullaugh Jr. Mom is now all about the money she can extort from the citizens of Summit County in her lawsuit. Shame on her.
Dave

Wadsworth, OH

#9 Jul 29, 2008
Fifi wrote:
Dave: It is a conflict and the taxpayers should be glad she did this. The prosecutors office works hand in hand with the sheriff's office and many of these people have developed friendships. You don't want that.
And, everyone needs to remember this is only a handful of "bad eggs" on the force. It doesn't mean that every officer out there is like this. Keep that in mind. There are alot of good officers who don't behave like this and abuse power.
the test for a conflict of interest is not whether you have developed friendships. please don't try and discuss topics that are clearly legally way over your head.
Disillusioned

Akron, OH

#10 Jul 29, 2008
Justice Be Served wrote:
With the taser evidence thrown out, there is not much of a case against the deputies. When it's all said and done the judge will rule for the deputies. That 6' 2" 290 pound piece of crap isn't worth a minute in jail for any of them. They have already suffered enough.
Mark D. McCullaugh Jr. Mom is now all about the money she can extort from the citizens of Summit County in her lawsuit. Shame on her.
I guess you didn't read the article you moron!!! They pepper sprayed him so much it even overwhelmed the Medical Examiner's staff. How did they (the deputies) suffer? It sounds to me like they got their jollies beating the crap out of this guy. I say fry this SOB Kendrick but make sure that you marinated him with pepper spray first. It'll bring out his flavor.

“I'm just saying...”

Since: Jul 08

Orrville

#11 Jul 29, 2008
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>the test for a conflict of interest is not whether you have developed friendships. please don't try and discuss topics that are clearly legally way over your head.
Ok...how about this Dave. Because the Summit county prosecutors office works day in and day out with the sheriff's department and this is a highly emotional case for the public, she chose to have someone outside the Summit county office prosecute the case to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest in the public eye? This would be done to reassure the public that the deputies would be prosecuted without favortism as many in the public presumed would happen. This also eliminates one possible appeal later on.

Bottom line...it was the right thing to do.
jones

AOL

#12 Jul 29, 2008
well this is one killing that they will not get away with.
Lowrider54

AOL

#13 Jul 29, 2008
I certainly agree with one of the writers here. Bevan Walsh WILL B voted out of office. I don't care if a chimp runs against her. The Chimp gets my VOTE. She's a disgrace to the Office. All she wants to propose is tougher DUI laws. If she had her way, after one DUI you get the Chair. The woman makes me Ill to my stomach.

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#14 Jul 29, 2008
Dave wrote:
<quoted text>the test for a conflict of interest is not whether you have developed friendships. please don't try and discuss topics that are clearly legally way over your head.
That poster is correct, Dave. A conflict of interest includes when "there is a substantial risk that the lawyer’s ability to consider, recommend, or carry out an appropriate course of action for that client will be materially limited by the lawyer’s responsibilities to another client, a former client, or a third person or by the lawyer’s own personal interests".

I would definitely have to say that a prosecutor's ethics would be called into question if she was asked to prosecute people who she worked with. The appearance of impropriety is overwhelming. She did the right thing by stepping down due to the conflict. If it was me, I sure as heck wouldn't have risked a bar complaint.
dawg

Park Ridge, NJ

#15 Jul 29, 2008
is jennifer fox mcCullaughs mother or the deputys mother the story says one thing and the photos say another
h_m_ofakron

Cleveland, OH

#16 Jul 29, 2008
I feel that cops in general think they have the right to do what they want and when they want. I live in Akron and I have completed my Asso. degree in criminal justice, but do I want to work for Akron Hell NO...we have cops on our force that are KILLERS!!!!! just like the indident that happend a few weeks ago where they had killed a man and shoy him numerous times....
Justice Be Served

Akron, OH

#17 Jul 29, 2008
Disillusioned wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess you didn't read the article you moron!!! They pepper sprayed him so much it even overwhelmed the Medical Examiner's staff. How did they (the deputies) suffer? It sounds to me like they got their jollies beating the crap out of this guy. I say fry this SOB Kendrick but make sure that you marinated him with pepper spray first. It'll bring out his flavor.
You try and handle a 290 pound man who's resisting. I'll bet you couldn't do it. He should have obeyed the officers commands and none of this would have happened. Like always as in the case of the two APD shooting officers, if you follow the officers commands, nothing bad happens to you like Stephen's son. Resist and bad things happen like Stephens. McCullaugh did and he's now dead. One less criminal piece of crap for them to deal with in the future.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#18 Jul 29, 2008
Justice Be Served wrote:
<quoted text>You try and handle a 290 pound man who's resisting. I'll bet you couldn't do it. He should have obeyed the officers commands and none of this would have happened. Like always as in the case of the two APD shooting officers, if you follow the officers commands, nothing bad happens to you like Stephen's son. Resist and bad things happen like Stephens. McCullaugh did and he's now dead. One less criminal piece of crap for them to deal with in the future.
What part of this don't you understand?
"Sterbenz testified that all of the chemical burns to McCullaugh's body — shown in minutely detailed photos of his head, eyes, back, chest, arms, hands and legs — occurred while he was handcuffed and shackled in a ''hogtie position."

They had him well under control but continued to abuse him. I hope they FRY this guy and get the rest of the fools involved.

“Work hard and it is yours”

Since: Jun 07

Akron, Ohio

#19 Jul 29, 2008
Why is there so much dis-belief?? So, if a suspect resists arrest, the police cannot protect themselves???? It seems as though the general public think that being a police officer or sheriff is an easy task. IF you resist arrest, if you PULL OUT A GUN when they tell you to put your names up, if you run when they say freeze,.. I mean HELLO.. you are going to get either sprayed, shot at or chased after. How is this hard to understand? I dont get it???
So What

United States

#20 Jul 29, 2008
Believe it when I tell you, after the introduction of all the evidence, after listening to all the witnesses, after jury deliberations that will last at least the entire day, we will all finally realize that:

OJ did it. Just don't let him try on the gloves.
eyeforaneye

Cleveland, OH

#21 Jul 29, 2008
Good post Question Authority. Typical of the corrupt legal system once again. It completely and utterly disturbs me that a medical examiner's report is being challenged, and dictated to be changed!!!! I heard the testimony that by the time Mark got to the coroners office, the smell of pepper spray was so overwhelming the staff could not even stand the smell! Mind you, this is hours later! Summit County Deputies collectively beat and killed a man. I am sure they were enjoying every minute of it. It is obvious their superior let it happen. Who was in charge that night?

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