It’s the Law: Dropped charges in Eurie Martin case

The Georgia Supreme Court is considering a case involving three former Washington County deputies.

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Attorney J Davis from James W. Davis and Associates joins 41NBC’s Shelby Coates for our weekly segment “It’s the Law.”

The Georgia Supreme Court is considering a case involving three former Washington County deputies and a deadly tazing incident.

The state is appealing a judge’s decision to drop murder charges against Henry Copeland, Rhett Scott and Michael Howell for the fatal tazing death of Eurie Martin.

A judge ruled the three deputies were immune from prosecution because they acted in self-defense.

J Davis breaks down that ruling and appeal in this case.

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Shelby Coates is an evening anchor/producer at 41NBC News. She anchors the 5, 5:30, and 6 evening newscasts. She also works behind the scenes producing the 5:00pm and managing newsroom assignments. She returns to 41NBC after working in Evansville, Indiana as the Morning/Noon Anchor and Executive Producer for WEVV. Shelby also spent time in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she spent three years anchoring and producing the weekend morning newscasts at WSPA-TV. She also worked as a general assignment reporter, receiving several honors for her investigative and consumer reporting. Shelby has spent time working as a news anchor/reporter in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Macon, Georgia; and Abilene, Texas. Shelby is a native of Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated from Abilene Christian University in Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication and a minor in sociology. Shelby has a passion for empowering local communities, church ministry, public speaking, strengthening women and mentoring young people.