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Video Of Frank Tyson's Death At The Hands Of Police Evoke Memories Of George Floyd 

In Ohio, the release of a body camera video has stirred public outcry, similar to the reaction to George Floyd's death in 2020. The footage documents the events leading to the death of Frank Tyson, a 53-year-old Black man, following an altercation with Canton police officers.

Tyson, suspected of fleeing a car accident on April 18, was found in a bar and subdued by officers who handcuffed him and applied pressure on his back near his neck. Despite Tyson's repeated cries of "I can't breathe," the officers held him down, and the video later shows him lying unresponsive. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital. The cause of death is still pending. 

He can be heard repeatedly saying, "I can't breathe. I can't... get off my neck," as an officer yells "Calm down" and "You're fine" before standing up in the video.

The incident, captured on April 18, 2024, is under investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave. The tragic event has reignited concerns over police actions and their impacts on the community.

Link: Reuters


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