Authorities said Rodriguez continued resisting when Henry County police arrived on scene, prompting three officers — two from Hampton and one from Henry County — to use their Tasers.
“Multiple officers Tased him,” Miles said. “He did go into medical distress. They attempted to respond to that. He was taken to the hospital and he later died as a result of what happened during that incident.”
The encounter was reportedly witnessed by several people, including a woman who recorded it and streamed it on her Facebook page, according to Channel 2.
The GBI is reviewing body camera footage from the officers involved in the incident and conducting an autopsy, police said.
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Attorneys interviewed the first panel of prospective jurors Tuesday morning.