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Family Files Lawsuit over Police Killing of Filipino American Angelo Quinto in California

HeadlineFeb 24, 2021

In California, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Angelo Quinto, a 30-year-old Filipino American Navy veteran who died in December after police officers kneeled on his neck, has revealed gruesome details about his death. Quinto was reportedly suffering a mental health crisis when his family called 911 for help. Antioch police officers who arrived at the scene restrained Quinto by the legs and kneeled on the back of his neck for nearly five minutes while he was handcuffed. His mother said he pleaded, “Please don’t kill me. Please don’t kill me.” Quinto lost consciousness and was taken to the hospital, where he died three days later. The Antioch Police Department revealed few details of Quinto’s death for weeks, but his family launched their own investigation.

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