A South Carolina man affected by delusions, hallucinations and a psychological dysfunction was “deserted” at a closed gasoline station by a sheriff’s deputy after having a psychotic breakdown — and located useless simply hours later, a brand new lawsuit alleges.
Video from the cop’s bodycam reveals him dropping off the disturbed 26-year-old, recognized in courtroom papers as Paul Tarashuk, at a closed service station in Orangeburg County, SC., one evening final September after choosing him up on a close-by freeway.
The younger man wound up being hit and killed by a automobile on the exact same highway the place he was picked up — along with his physique being discovered roughly 5 hours later, his household says.
“He was escorted by an officer to his loss of life,” Tarashuk’s mom, Cindy, advised CBS Information.
“It’s simply watching him stroll to his loss of life,” she stated of the bodycam video.
Tarashuk, a schizoaffective dysfunction sufferer, was having a psychotic episode when Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Deputy Clifford Doroski came across him, his household says.
A trucker had alerted police after recognizing Tarashuk strolling down the freeway bare.
Officers from three completely different regulation enforcement businesses confirmed up, together with EMS, and assessed Tarashuk earlier than sending him on his manner with Doroski. The primary responders had allegedly grown impatient with Tarashuk, on account of him not answering their instructions and cursing at them.
“I’m being f–king critical. I’m sleepy,” one responder may be heard telling Tarashuk. “Give me your rattling identify so I can go house, for actual. I’m drained.”
Paramedics finally gave Tarashuk an ammonia capsule and requested authorities to carry him to a protected location. They apparently didn’t know that Doroski was planning to drop him off at a closed gasoline station, with nowhere to name for assist.
“If I’d have identified that he was simply going to drop him off, we’d have simply took him to the hospital and dropped him there,” a primary responder was heard saying after discovering Tarashuk’s physique.
“They didn’t do their job. That’s it,” Cindy advised CBS. “They only didn’t do their job. They didn’t care sufficient about human life to do their job.”
State Sen. Katrina Shealy this week known as for an inner probe.
“I believe there must be a greater investigation into what occurred,” she stated. “I imply we are able to see it on the video. I believe someone wants to elucidate to them why it occurred which they haven’t.”
Doroski was nonetheless working for the sheriff’s workplace as of Wednesday — as have been the EMTs who handled Tarashuk final September.
The younger man’s household has arrange a Fb web page, calling for “justice” and “change” in response to his loss of life.
“He was mentally sick and wanted medical care,” the household says in a single publish. “He didn’t obtain it.”