The original call to police came from a neighbor who was concerned that Trammell might be in a mental health crisis.
However, body camera footage shows Trammell in the shower and in no need of medical attention until police begin their assault. When police break into his home and pull back the shower curtain, he simply stares blankly at them in the bodycam video.
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Robin Shellow, one of the attorneys representing the Trammell family observed, “These police tortured Adam Trammell to death.” She continued ,”This was not ‘help.’ They were not protecting or serving anyone. Naked, cold, confused, alone in his own bathroom and crying for Jesus to take him, he needlessly suffered.”
Trammel’s father, Larry Trammell, was outraged by Chisholm’s decision, and called for the resignation of those responsible and those who chose not to charge the murderers.
“This is a nightmare. I can’t believe this,” Larry said. “I think those people should resign. The D.A. and the chief of that police department.”
Despite the massive amount of tasing and beating by officers, the medical examiner’s report ruled the cause of death as undetermined. The report does however cite the excessive use of the taser and the use of sedatives by paramedics as contributing factors, according to the Sentinel.
The officers said they were attacking Trammell because they wanted to get him medical help.