May 14, 2010
Agencies: DeKalb County Police Department Georgia
Cause of death: Taser
Last updated: about 3 years ago
Jackson-Olawunmi ran through the Brannon Hills condo complex banging on doors and shouting that someone was trying to kill her. She kicked in several doors before falling off a second-floor balcony and losing her pants. She then tried to steal a car, and after several unsuccessful attempts at carjacking, she climbed into an unlocked Toyota Previa, according to police. Officers arrived as she was trying to drive off. But she refused to stop, striking two cars before fleeing and crashing into several trees. She jumped out of the crashed Toyota and attempted to run. She was shocked with Tasers twice, but she continued to struggle and swear at the officers as they handcuffed her. She became unresponsive and died.