Tucson Police in Turmoil After Death of Latino Man in Custody
The police chief of Tucson, Ariz., offered to step down after the release of a video depicting the death of a handcuffed man. Three officers involved have already resigned.
His name is Carlos Adrian Ingram Lopez. He cried out for his grandmother as police handcuffed him face-down for 12 mins. He couldn’t breathe. He was killed by police two months ago, but body cam video was just released—officers must be held accountable.
The New York Times
Breaking News: The police chief of Tucson, Arizona, offered to resign as he released a video that showed a handcuffed Latino man die in custody 2 months ago
“But he said they violated training guidelines by restraining the victim in a prone position, face down, for about 12 minutes before Mr. Lopez went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene.” By
“Before his death, Mr. Lopez is seen handcuffed while pleading repeatedly in English and Spanish for water and for his nana, or grandmother.” While he was restrained, Mr. Lopez told the officers he could not breathe. You can’t reform this. #DefundPolice