The death of a Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California city park last month was ruled a suicide Thursday.
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Video released Wednesday shows a Black man incarcerated in a North Carolina prison being restrained and telling officers, “I can’t breathe.” Two days later, 56-year-old John Neville died of injuries related to the incident. The video of the December 2 incident was released after Forsyth County Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne issued a ruling allowing it because he said the footage “is necessary to advance a compelling public interest,” ABC News reported.Neville was being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center in Winston-Salem on a pending charge of assaulting a woman; he was booked into the jail on December 1, the day before the incident. He reportedly fell from the top bunk in his cell and a nurse and five officers responded to offer assistance. After checking his vitals, a bag was placed over his head supposedly to prevent him from spitting, he was handcuffed, and transferred to another cell for monitoring. The video shows him face down with five officers holding him down, hands cuffed behind his back, while he repeatedly says, “I can’t breathe.”While the correctional officers attempted to remove the cuffs and could not, needing bolt cutters to ultimately remove them, Neville remained face down and complained that he was having trouble breathing. At one point, one of the officers responds, “You can breathe — you’re talking aren’t you?”Neville died two days later in a hospital, and an autopsy concluded that he died from a brain injury caused by the way he had been restrained.All five officers have were fired after the incident, while the nurse is on paid leave and has the support of Wellpath, the company that employs her. A spokesperson for Wellpath told ABC News that the nurse did not engage in any misconduct and when she was able to treat Neville, she tried to save him. All six were charged with involuntary manslaughter and the Forsyth County Sheriff has issued an apology, admitting that “mistakes were made” that day and saying he cried upon seeing the footage. According to the New York Times, the sheriff, Bobby F. Kimbrough Jr., offered to name the housing unit of the jail after Neville “as a reminder to let [people incarcerated there] know that life is paramount in how we do business.”The video is one more in a long line of cases where Black people are restrained and plead that they cannot breathe shortly before they die. Eric Garner in 2014; Elijah McLean in 2019; George Floyd and 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks in 2020. The New York Times published a report earlier this year examining 70 cases in which a victim said they couldn’t breathe before dying in police custody, over half of which were Black.On Wednesday night, following the release of the footage, a vigil was held to remember Neville. Earlier that afternoon, Neville’s family joined protesters as they marched outside the courthouse in Winston-Salem.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Aurora Police Handcuffed Black Family Over Mix-UpTony McDade, A Black Trans Man, Was Shot By PoliceSandra Bland's Death Proves Cameras Aren't Enough
Colorado police have issued an apology for drawing their guns on a Black family after mistaking the car for a stolen vehicle. A video of the arrest, which has been viewed over 1.4 million times since the incident on Sunday, shows five officers standing over the woman and children, who are face down in a parking lot. At least two of the children were in handcuffs. Brittney Gilliam took her 12-year-old sister, six-year-old daughter, and 14- and 17-year-old nieces out to get their nails done in the suburban town of Aurora on Sunday. When they stopped to see if a salon was open, police approached the car, guns drawn, and ordered them to get on the pavement in the parking lot. Gilliam said police wouldn’t tell her why she was pulled over until after she was handcuffed. While she was separated for questioning, all four children are seen in the video on the pavement, visibly upset and crying. Aurora police told Gilliam her car was stolen. She explained that her car had been stolen in February, but that it was found and returned to her the next day. Gilliam told CNN that she offered to show police the vehicle registration and insurance paperwork. According to a statement issued by Aurora’s interim chief of police, Vanessa Wilson, the license plate number on Gilliam’s blue SUV matched that of a stolen motorcycle from Montana. Gilliam said the mix-up did not justify forcing children to lie face down on the pavement and handcuffing them. She has since filed a complaint against the Aurora police department, reports the Washington Post. “If you wanted to place me in handcuffs at that point, I would have gladly agreed to that because you had a job to do and you did it under the right protocol, but you pointed a gun at four kids and then you proceeded to start handcuffing the kids,” Gilliam told CNN.> Aurora PD handcuff and held family at gunpoint. pic.twitter.com/GkTWKFZqkI> > — Joshua Rodriguez (@Joshuajered) August 3, 2020On Monday, Wilson apologized and announced an internal investigation. “I have called [Gilliam’s] family to apologize and to offer any help we can provide, especially for the children who may have been traumatized by yesterday’s events,” Wilson said. “I have reached out to our victim advocates so we can offer age-appropriate therapy that the city will cover.” Gilliam’s 14-year-old niece Teriana told local news outlet, KUSA, that she doesn’t think the police could regain her trust. “It’s like they don’t care,” she said. “Who am I going to call when my life is in danger?”In the statement, Wilson explained that officers were responding according to their training when approaching a suspected stolen vehicle. Officers responded with what they call a “high-risk stop,” which “involves drawing their weapons and ordering all occupants to exit the car and lie prone on the ground.” As part of the investigation, Wilson said police would also examine new practices and training for high-risk stops.The incident marks the second highly-publicized incident for the Aurora police department in the past year, again drawing scrutiny over its treatment of Black people amid a larger national reckoning over police brutality. Nearly one year ago, the same police department arrested Elijah McClain and placed him in a chokehold before instructing paramedics to inject him with ketamine. McClain suffered from cardiac arrest before dying in hospital days later. The officers involved were cleared, but the case is under renewed scrutiny after it made national headlines during ongoing protests.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?NYPD Forced A Protestor Into An Unmarked VanArmed Black Lives Matter Protestor Shot In AustinWhole Foods Facing Federal Lawsuit Over BLM Masks
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