OAKLAND, Calif. – The family of a 51-year-old man who screamed 20 times that police were killing him has settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city of Oakland.
The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bayareane.ws/1Sk18dl ) Wednesday that Hernan Jaramillo also wailed that he couldn't breathe repeatedly before he died in 2013.
The refrains were caught on a 4-minute police body camera video and obtained by the newspaper.
The police department did not respond to questions about the incident.
Police were with Jaramillo because his sister had called officers reporting that an intruder was trying to kill her brother.
Jaramillo refused commands and resisted multiple times when police attempted to put him in the squad car.
An autopsy found the cause of death to be multiple drug intoxication associated with physical exertion.
Attorney John Burris, who represented Jaramillo's relatives in the lawsuit, said that an independent pathologist rejected the drug theory.