A U.S. Navy veteran died in the hospital three days after a police officer pressed his knee on his neck for five minutes
A man in California died after a police officer pressed his knee on his neck for five minutes. This was reported by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, February 24.
The incident happened back on Dec. 23 in Antioch, California, but the media has only now learned about it.
The family of 30-year-old Angelo Quinto called the police when the man had a paranoia attack. By the time police arrived, Quinto had already begun to calm down in his mother's arms. Nevertheless, one of the police officers did throw him to the floor and pressed his knee on his neck for five minutes until the man lost consciousness.
However, when Kinto was rolled over onto his back, his face was covered in blood. The man died three days later in hospital without regaining consciousness. Quinto's family sued the police for murder last week.
It is noted that Quinto was born in the Philippines. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 2019. He suffered from depression for most of his life. His condition worsened greatly after he was attacked by unknown assailants in 2020. Then he woke up in the hospital with serious injuries, but he had no memory of what had happened to him. He then began having bouts of paranoia and panic attacks.