Video shows California man pinned by officers before he dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Officials in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Alameda have made public nearly an hour of video that shows officers pinning a man to the ground during an arrest that ended in his death.
The body camera footage released Tuesday shows officers confronting 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez. He appeared to be drunk in a park on April 19th. The video shows officers pinning him face down for about five minutes, sometimes planting a knee or elbow on his neck or back.
Gonzalez stopped breathing and was pronounced dead at a hospital. His family contends Gonzalez was killed by excessive force and that officers escalated a peaceful situation. Three investigations are underway.