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Jamal Sutherland biography: 10 things about Goose Creek, South Carolina man


Jamal Eugene Sutherland was an African-American man from South Carolina, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He was a resident of Goose Creek, Berkeley County, South Carolina. (a)
  2. He is James Sutherland Jr. and Amy Sutherland‘s son. (b) (c)
  3. He has two brothers namely James Sutherland Jr. and Jamar Sutherland. (c)
  4. He suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. (d)
  5. He was 6’2″ tall. (e)
  6. On December 17, 2011, he was arrested for congregating for unlawful purposes and booked into the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston in North Charleston, South Carolina. He was released on December 18, 2011. (e)
  7. On December 31, 2020, he asked his family for help dealing with his mental illness. His family took him to the Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health Center in North Charleston. (b)
  8. On January 4, 2021, he became agitated when two fellow patients at the Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health Center had an altercation. He got involved in a large scale fight between patients and staff and was accused of punching a nurse staff member and throwing a fax machine. Charged with simple assault, he was arrested by North Charleston Police officers and was sent to the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. (b) (f)
  9. On January 5, 2021, he was scheduled to attend a bail hearing for his simple assault charge but he refused to leave his jail cell at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center so Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies Lindsay Fickett and Brian Houle forcibly removed him from the cell then pepper sprayed and tased him at least six times. Medical staff at the facility tried to save his life but he was pronounced dead later that day. (b) (f)
  10. He died at the age of 31. His cause of death was excited state with adverse pharmacotherapeutic effect during subdual process based on an autopsy. (b) (d)



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