California Police Kill Latino Man After Kneeling on Him for 5 Minutes

Mario Gonzalez, a 26-year-old Latino man, died on the morning of April 19 after what police claimed
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Police released footage of the events leading up to the death of a Latino man in Alameda, California, showing officers kneeling on the man’s back and shoulder until he became unresponsive.

The video contradicts officials’ original account of the incident.

Mario Gonzalez, a 26-year-old Latino man, died on the morning of April 19 after what police claimed was a “scuffle” and “physical altercation” as they attempted to restrain him, followed by a “medical emergency.”

But body camera footage released on Tuesday afternoon after an outcry from Gonzalez’s family and the public did not show him being violent or fighting officers at any point.

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