Antioch man died after an officer pressed his knee on the man’s neck
The mother of 30-year-old Angelo Quinto oversaw the arrest of her own son. According to the testimony, her son was suffering a mental health crisis, nevertheless the officer used a deadly action, which manifested itself in the most high-profile incident of last year, the arrest of George Floyd.
"He said ‘Please don’t kill me. Please don’t kill me,’" Quinto’s mother, Cassandra Quinto-Collins told KTVU, describing her son's last words. "I was there. I was watching them. I trusted them. I though they know what they’re doing."
The man died three days later in the hospital without regaining consciousness. The autopsy results and other details of the incident were not released by the Police Department.
"Once some additional portions of the investigation are completed, APD will be getting together with all the involved agencies to provide more information to the public," Lt. John Fortner said in a statement.
According to the Quinto's family, he recently suffered a head injury and developed paranoia on the eve of his death. The sister of the deceased said that her brother's behavior alerted and frightened her, so she called 911.
The officers who participated in the arrest of Quinto declined to comment, but family members who were with the body all the time said that before the arrival of the doctors, the man lay unconscious and blood was flowing from his mouth.