Other (indicate in message) November 28, 2018 (2 weeks ago)

Clarification Requested – Who were the Henderson County Deputies involved? Were they disciplined in the death of Richie Lee Harbison?

On 11/8/16, at 1:13 am in Hendersonville, NC on Howard Gap Road, Mr Harbison was stopped by Henderson County Sheriffs deputies for being in a motor vehicle accident, then disrobing in the street. He was naked when officers arrived, obviously unarmed, and apparently mental distressed. He was tazed, handcuffed, and arrested, He died from a heart attack, most likely caused by positional asphyxiation during the arrest. SBI Agent Oaks Case # 2016-02553 opened a criminal investigation, but none of the four deputies were charged. Mr Harbison had no criminal history, was not under the influence of intoxication substances, but he is black.

Editor’s Note: Thank you to the sender for providing clarification to the original request.

We are going to “close” this new request called “Clarification Requested – Who were the Henderson County Deputies involved? Were they disciplined in the death of Richie Lee Harbison?” and will merge it with the original request called “Richie Lee Harbison”, found at https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/richie-lee-harbison/

For all updates on the request related to “Richie Harbinson”, please keep track on the original thread https://www.sunshinerequest.com/records_request/richie-lee-harbison/

Thank you!

Sunshine Request Team

Status: Completed