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Death by Taser, in a padded cell, caught on camera

Brandon Bethea died in March 2011 after being shot with a Taser by a Harnett County detention officer; no one was charged with a crime

A surveillance video released by the county 5 years after his death shows a shackled Bethea backing into the corner of a padded cell when the officer fired

County officials paid Bethea’s family $350,000 and bound them to silence with a strict settlement agreement

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In Harnett, death by Taser 05:51

In Harnett, death by Taser

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video 74:15

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries 03:20

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries

Tyrone Bethune 03:18

Tyrone Bethune

Derrick McClain 02:10

Derrick McClain

Wesley “Katdaddy” Adrian Wright 04:42

Wesley “Katdaddy” Adrian Wright

Christine Broom tells of her experience with Harnett deputies 03:49

Christine Broom tells of her experience with Harnett deputies

A knock, a struggle, a death 10:18

A knock, a struggle, a death

Surveillance video captures drive-by shooting that injured 5 people 00:40

Surveillance video captures drive-by shooting that injured 5 people

N&O investigation: Deadly Force 02:27

N&O investigation: Deadly Force

Graphic content: Dashcam video captures police officer saving life of driver after dramatic crash 03:21

Graphic content: Dashcam video captures police officer saving life of driver after dramatic crash

Coming next: A detective's testimony 00:22

Coming next: A detective's testimony

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In Harnett, death by Taser

In March 2011, Brandon Bethea died in the Harnett County jail after being shot three times with a Taser by detention officer John Clark. A state medical examiner ruled Bethea's death a homicide, but no one has been punished. This edited version, derived from more than an hour of videos from two county surveillance cameras, shows Bethea, still in leg shackles, backing into the corner of a padded cell when Clark fired.
Harnett County Detention Center
In Harnett, death by Taser 05:51

In Harnett, death by Taser

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video 74:15

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries 03:20

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries

Tyrone Bethune 03:18

Tyrone Bethune