Video released of deputies restraining inmate before death

The Fairfax County Sheriff's Department has released the video of Natasha McKenna - who was tased while in their custody, and then died.

WARNING: The video you are about to see is graphic. Please use your discretion before watching.

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Fairfax County Sheriff's Office has released video of deputies trying to restrain a woman who later died at the county jail in February.

Natasha McKenna's death was ruled an accident in a report by Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh. He concluded that Fairfax County sheriff's deputies did not break the law when they used Tasers on McKenna. McKenna, 37, was hit with a stun gun four times while deputies were transferring her to a different facility in Alexandria. Morrogh said McKenna fought with the deputies because of her mental illness, and that she could not help but do so. In the report, Morrogh said that severe mental illness and tremendous physical exertion led to the lethal chemical reactions that caused McKenna's death.

Read the full report here.

After the report's release, officials said that video would be made public. Thursday, the sheriff's office posted the video on its YouTube page with an introduction from the sheriff.

You can watch the video here. Viewer discretion is advised.

Sheriff Stacey A. Kincaid released the following statement:

"From the outset of this terrible tragedy, I promised to cooperate fully with the investigators and to be transparent about the incident involving Natasha McKenna. Now that Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh has found that no employee of the Sheriff's Office has committed a crime, I am fulfilling my promise to release the complete video and all of the incident reports related to Ms. McKenna's incarceration. The only editing to the video is the pixilation done to protect Ms. McKenna's privacy as much as possible."

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