African American killed by Tacoma police dies from lack of oxygen: 4 cops fired after 2 months and dozens of destroyed cities
More than two months after the Tacoma police, Washington killed the 33-year-old father of two, Manuel Ellis. Praised justice needed the whole country to be embroiled in fighting between protesters and police officers before the four killers were fired.
The incident occurred on March 3rd. According to official information, one of the last words of the victim was “I can't breathe,” the same words are now used by BLM activists during the protests across America, which George Floyd also spoke, who was prosecuted 9 times from 1997 to 2007, and now has become a martyr and a symbol of the fight against the police state.
Ellis was intoxicated by methamphetamine and had heart disease but the medical examiner determined he died of respiratory arrest due to hypoxia caused by physical restraint. Citing the conclusion of the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards demanded the dismissal of four officers who were involved in the murder of Ellis.
“I cannot imagine the pain that continues with the Ellis family loss, but I do know that our community wants both answers and justice, and so do I, and so does this entire council and administration,” she said during a press conference. “In the face of longstanding racism and recent national events, we are devastated to have the death of Manuel Ellis become part of this national conversation.”
The family of the deceased Manuel Ellis claimed that the autopsy results were not a surprise.
“He’s another black man that’s been victimized and killed by the police,” Monet Carter-Mixon, Ellis’ sister told The News Tribune. “I have been saying this whole time I knew the police officers killed my brother. I know there’s no way what they said happened actually killed him.”
The police version does not match what the autopsy revealed. According to the testimony of the officers, "He was handcuffed. He was talking. He was breathing. Then throughout the process, he had trouble breathing and he told people, 'I can’t breathe.' They put him on his side and called for medical aid.”
The police also said that no one pressed a knee on his neck.
Despite all the police statements, Ellis did not live to see the ambulance and died at the scene.