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Family denounces police custody death of man in California

Police Custody-Death
Posted at 9:36 AM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 12:36:53-04

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of an unarmed 26-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man is struggling to understand how a minor confrontation with police officers led to his death.

Mario Gonzalez died on the same day a jury in Minneapolis began considering similar circumstances in the George Floyd case.

Mario Gonzalez

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Man who died in police custody was pinned for 5 minutes

Alex Hider
6:51 AM, Apr 28, 2021

Officers in Alameda, California, responded to a park on April 19th to check out neighbors’ reports that Gonzalez was acting strangely.

Body camera video made public this week shows he died after three officers and a civilian parking enforcement employee pinned him face down on the ground for more than five minutes.

Three separate investigations are underway.