Tashii S. Brown just needed help from police and he was killed by them. According to CBS News The incident began when Brown, appearing sweaty, agitated and disoriented, approached Lopera and his patrol partner in a casino coffee shop and said he thought people were after him. But instead of helping him, police started chasing him through a casino. Las Vegas Police Protective Association official Steve Grammas said Lopera, who lost his partner during the chase, emerged alone in the driveway thinking he faced a combative man trying to commit a carjacking.
Clips of video from Lopera's police body-camera and casino security cameras that have been made public show Lopera, who police describe as white, using a stun gun seven times and punching Brown, who is black, before placing him in what a top police official described as an unapproved chokehold for more than a minute. Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Lopera continued using the Taser despite a policy that calls for stopping after three bursts of electricity if it doesn't have an effect.
Daily News further reports that an autopsy made by coroner John Fudenberg found that Tashii S. Brown, 40, was intoxicated by methamphetamine and that he had an enlarged heart. Brown's death was attributed to "asphyxia due to police restraint" and Fudenberg ruled it a homicide. Brown was chased through employee-only hallways of the casino into a rear driveway to a parking area of The Venetian resort, police have said.
Attorney Andre Lagomarsino said Trinita Farmer, Brown's mother of also wants The Venetian held responsible for the actions of casino security officers who helped Lopera subdue Brown. A spokesman for the casino declined to comment.
It is important to emphasize once again that Brown did not carry any weapon with him and therefore, did not pose any threat to the police officer.
Why did Lopera just kill Brown like that? Because he knew that like many other white policemen who have killed Blacks before him, he will most likely be acquitted on all charges by the justice.
Our Appeal to the US Administration: Withdraw that license to kill Blacks you issued to white policemen!
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