A Hispanic man died after being restrained by the police for five minutes

Hispanic man dies after police action in California. The man was restrained on the floor for more than five minutes and finally died in h...

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  • Hispanic man dies after police action in California. The man was restrained on the floor for more than five minutes and finally died in hospital
  • A police officer put his elbow on his neck and his knee on his shoulder
  • The family denounces excessive force and blames the police for his death: “They killed him like George Floyd”

Hispanic man dies after police action. Police in the city of Alameda, in Northern California, released body camera footage Tuesday night showing officers pinning a man to the ground for more than five minutes during an arrest last week that ended up with the death of the man.

Mario Gonzalez, 26, stopped breathing after a struggle with police on April 19 in an Alameda park. A police statement indicated that Gonzalez had suffered a medical emergency after officers tried to handcuff him, the Associted Press news agency reported. You can see here the video that was released by the police.

Hispanic dies after police action
Alameda Police Department

Hispanic dies after police action: family alleges excessive force

His family alleges that he was killed by the police, who used excessive force. Nearly an hour-long video from two officers’ cameras shows officers talking to Gonzalez in a park, after receiving calls that he appeared disoriented or drunk. Gonzalez seems stunned and has trouble answering your questions.

When the man does not present any identification, the officers try to force him to put his hands behind his back to handcuff him, but he resists and they reduce him to the ground. The agents repeat that you give your full name and date of birth. “We are going to take care of you, okay, we are going to take care of you,” says an agent.

Hispanic dies after police action: “I have not done anything”

Hispanic dies after police action
Alameda Police Department

“I think you just had too much to drink today, okay? That’s all, ”says the same agent. “Mario, please stop fighting with us.” Gonzalez, who weighed about 250 pounds (113 kilos), grunts and exclaims when he is face down on some wood shavings, as officers hold him down. An officer puts an elbow on his neck and a knee on his shoulder.

“He’s lifting all my weight,” says an agent at one point. Another police officer also seems to rest his knee on the man’s back, and leaves it for about four minutes while Gonzalez tries to breathe, saying: “I haven’t done anything, okay?” Gonzalez’s protests subside, and after about five minutes he seems to lose consciousness.

Hispanic dies after police action: cadiopulmonary resuscitation attempted

Hispanic dies after police action
Alameda Police Department via AP

Shortly before he stops breathing, one agent says to the other: “Do you think we can put it aside?”, But the other responds: “I don’t want to lose what I’ve got, man.” Seemingly trying to be sure, the first agent asks, “Aren’t we putting weight on your chest?” and then repeat: “No! Without weight (…) without weight ”.

“He’s unconscious,” says an agent. Officers turn Gonzalez on his back and attempt CPR, but the man’s death was later certified at the hospital. González left behind a 4-year-old son and was the main caregiver for his 22-year-old brother, who has autism, his family said.

Hispanic dies after police action: family blames police

Hispanic killed after police action
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An autopsy to determine the cause of death has yet to be completed, although relatives held a press conference Tuesday in which they blamed police, claiming officers escalated what should have been a minor and peaceful encounter with a unarmed man.

“The police killed my brother the same way they killed George Floyd,” said his brother, Gerardo Gonzalez. “He is an adorable guy. He’s respectful, all the time, ”said Mario’s mother, Edith Arenales. “They broke my family for no reason.” Can see here the video with the images that the police released.

Hispanic dies after police action: authorities pledge to provide transparency

Hispanic dies after police action
Alameda Police Department

Alameda “is committed to full transparency and accountability after the death of Mr. Gonzalez,” the city said in a statement. The event is under investigation by Alameda County Police, the county attorney general and a former San Francisco municipal attorney hired by the city to lead an independent investigation.

The three officers implicated in the arrest were placed on administrative leave with pay while the investigation was being completed. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and participate for a $ 100 gift card each month. Receive your favorite news in your email inbox from today.

Shootings in New York leave one dead and three injured

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The blood does not stop running through the streets of the United States and this time a series of shootings in New York leaves one dead and three people injured, according to information published by the news portal of New York Post.

Throughout the year there have been violent events with the use of firearms that have left dozens of deaths and injuries, which has raised the alert in the United States Government, which is already looking to limit their use.

VICTIMS WERE BY CAR

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The most recent shooting occurred late Tuesday night when a 39-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were “sprayed” while inside a car on East 216 Street and Olinville Avenue, official sources said.

After the attack, the report to the 911 emergency system was made around 6:15 pm local time, so the authorities activated the immediate reaction protocol and an operation was deployed with local forces.

SUCCESSIVE ATTACKS

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All the attacks were successive and in different places, which triggered the alarm in the New York Police Department, which had to be used thoroughly to respond to emergency calls from citizens.

The United States faces a ‘wave’ of shootings and violent events that are more evident in the current crisis, a product of the pandemic that affects millions of people not only in this country, but throughout the world. Filed Under: Dead New York Shootings

SUSPECT FLEE

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In the first case, the authorities detailed that the man was shot in the chest by a firearm, after the report and attention, he was taken to the Montefiore Medical Center, where he was officially declared dead.

For its part, the woman who accompanied him inside the vehicle, was shot in the torso and was immediately hospitalized, her health is reported stable, authorities said. Sources confirmed that a suspect fled the scene in a white minivan. Filed Under: Dead New York Shootings

Shootings killed New York: NO CHANCE TO REACT

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However, when the authorities were still at the scene, approximately an hour and a half later over Washington Heights, a 37-year-old man was wounded by a firearm, he was shot in the lower part of the back.

The preliminary official police report states that the assault occurred while he was standing outside a building on West 175th Street. After that, the victim was taken to Harlem Hospital and the expectations of his health are good, they hope that he will recover. Filed Under: Dead New York Shootings

Shootings killed New York: ‘RAIN’ OF BULLETS

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Although the police mobilization was intense at the beginning of the night, nothing had finished yet and that is that the last of the shootings in New York that left one dead and three injured, happened around 10:10 pm at Stuyvesant Gardens Houses in Brooklyn.

In that place, a 19-year-old woman was shot in the foot during a ‘rain’ of bullets in the area, police sources reported in their report issued by the bloody events.

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