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.
Man who died in police custody was pinned for 5 minutes
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.