Deputy Sgt. Charlesetta Hawkins has been fired after pepper spraying a restrained inmate. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office (Georgia) said the incident happened on April 18th. In the video, Deputy Hawkins claims that Jonathan Mahone, who is strapped to a restraint chair, spit at her. According to those on scene, Deputy Hawkins then said, “I’ll teach you a lesson.” She then began pepper spraying Mahone twice in his face.
“Do you understand me?” she asks the inmate. “Now you do it again.”
Deputy Hawkins left Mahone strapped into the chair for around 15 minutes before finally wiping the pepper spray from his face.
Mahone was choking and shaking his head side to side for a period of about 15 minutes before Hawkins finally wipes the pepper spray off of his face. Hawkins was taken into custody and charged with cruelty to an inmate, the sheriff’s office announced on Monda