In the network appeared a video of the police arrest of an African-American Daniel Pond, which led to the death of the latter. The footage was posted on the Guardian News Youtube channel.
The video was shot on March 23 in the American city of Rochester (new York), but information about the arrest in the media appeared only the day before. Police officers who arrived at the scene put the man, who was suffering from a mental disorder, handcuffs and a special bag on his head.
In the video, it is noticeable that the police pressed Pond to the asphalt and put a knee on his back. The man, after trying to resist, began to cry. Two minutes later, he stopped showing signs of life. The man died in hospital a week later, and forensic experts gave the cause of death as asphyxia when arrested. At the same time, experts also noted that the deceased had an exacerbation of mental disorder and phencyclidine poisoning.
It is known that seven police officers who carried out the arrest were suspended, and the mayor of Rochester, lovely Warren, called for a thorough investigation. After the story was published in the media, demonstrations began in Rochester near the police Department. It is known that law enforcement officers resort to the use of tear gas.
In the United States, several months of protests have taken place, covering dozens of American cities. Their participants fight against the systematic oppression of black residents of the United States and police brutality. The protests, which periodically turn into pogroms and looting, began after an African-American man, George Floyd, died during an arrest.