Springfield, Illinois – The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office has voluntarily released surveillance videos of Jaimeson Cody who was pronounced deceased at a local hospital after being tased by Jail Corrections Officers. Although the videos were released, there is a gap in one of the videos which hasn’t been explained. (SEE BELOW).
According to a statement released by Sangamon County Sheriff, Jack Campbell, “On Tuesday, 4/27/21, at approximately 11:40 p.m., a Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer was conducting regular cell checks and observed an inmate, Jaimeson Cody, with what appeared to be blood on his jail issued uniform. Cody had been under close observation and in a cell alone. Officers attempted to determine if Cody had any injuries by talking to him and eventually entering the cell. Cody resisted attempts for officers (along with medical staff) to check him and their attempt to handcuff him for his safety. Tasers were deployed to the legs to gain control of Cody. After he was handcuffed he became unresponsive. Medical staff immediately began CPR and an AED was brought to the scene. EMS personnel arrived at the jail and took over CPR. Cody was transported to Memorial Medical Center. The Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 12:35 a.m. that Cody was deceased at Memorial Medical Center. The Illinois State Police has taken over this investigation.”
The video of the incident is shown below:
The first video is from a surveillance camera that is directly pointing into Cody’s Cell:
The second video is from a surveillance camera which is pointed towards the booking desk. In this video below, Cody’s Cell is to the right of the booking desk. The video also has a gap which starts at the 12:25 mark. It is unknown why that gap is missing.
The third video is from a surveillance camera which is showing another angle of Cody’s Cell. Cody’s Cell is straight ahead in the video.
Cody’s cause of death is still under investigation by the Illinois State Police and Sangamon County Coroner, Jim Allmon.
According to Coroner Allmon, he tells us, “It may be a month or more before I get everything I need in front of me to determine the cause and manner of his death.”
Stay tuned to Springfield Leaks for more updates to this story.