Saturday, May 08th

Last update12:19:44 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) Video Shows Police Kneeled On Mario Gonzalez’s Back For 5 Minutes Before He Died

Video Shows Police Kneeled On Mario Gonzalez’s Back For 5 Minutes Before He Died

E-mail Print PDF
Mario Gonzales died afte cop had knee on his back for  five minutes

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.

Instead, in the video, officers approached Gonzalez, who was standing alone in a park with some bottles of alcohol in a basket. Gonzalez calmly spoke with officers for nearly nine minutes before they attempted to place his hands behind his back. Police pinned him facedown on the ground and at least two officers appeared to get on top of his back, one kneeling on his shoulder, for about five minutes until Gonzalez became unresponsive.


Most Recent Related Stories...

South Carolina moves closer to allowing death by firing squad

SC moving closer to death by firing squad South Carolina lawmakers have passed a bill to allow inmates on death row to be executed...

New York hedge fund founder Kamensky sentenced to prison in Neiman Marcus fraud

NY hedge fund founder sented to [rison for fraud The New York hedge fund founder who predicted he might “go to jail” for corrupting the...

Fox News made me do it: Capitol attack suspect pulls ‘Foxitis’ defense

Fox News made me do it: Defense for rioter The lawyer for a Delaware man charged over the Capitol attack in January is floating a...

Ohio Becomes The Latest State To Introduce A Major Voter Suppression Bill

Ohio introduces major voter suppression billRepublicans’ latest attack on the right to vote comes from Ohio, where state lawmakers introduced their...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!