What the video will show:
- Death occurs 22 minutes into the video, which includes a lame 9/11 call from someone who claims his wife is frightened from seeing a Hispanic person out her window, on what appears to be public property.
- Fire Department arrives at 28 minutes. Police lie to fire and rescue.
- Mario is declared dead by fire and rescue at 28:35, which is blipped out of the video by Alameda police
- Second bodycam shows him expiring at 18:56 real time, 39:50 on video. CPR begins at 40:43 on video, second bodycam
- 41:55 officer says, for camera and radio “He’s breathin'”, in reference to someone who has been dead for several minutes (breathing but no pulse)
- Police claim they gave him two narcans (no evidence of this on video) when fire and rescue arrive, covering for the fact they killed him the exact same way Derek Chauvin was murdered
- 45:12 Fire and rescue explain to police that he can’t be breathing with no pulse
- 45:45 Fire and rescue, on radio, repeat what police tell them, that he simple fell to the ground of his own volition and dropped dead…
- 50:20 Video shows that CPR at the scene had ceased, fire and rescue had hands on the body but compressions had ended
- 51:20/17:58:33 video shows grossly overweight bald civilian as 3rd person lying on Gonzales, beyond strange and something only noted by VT.
- 51:23 Officer seen putting all his weight on Gonzales as well, as bodycam comes around for a better view:
- 51:44 Officer explains why he is killing Gonzales “I can’t pick him up and I don’t want to lose leverage.” Based on what we see, if local authorities continue lying, this is a federal civil rights case, 20 year federal felony, and all involved, including the civilian, face potential prosecution for aiding and abetting a murder during and after the fact, which may well include public officials of Alameda, California
- 52:24 Officer killing Gonzales cites that “it looks like you had too much to drink today” making the self-serving statements made to fire and rescue about two doses of Narcan both conspiracy and obstruction. Other police confirmed lie about Narcan, which can’t be administered to someone face down, obviously. (Narcan administered at 55:42, 3 plus minutes after Mario died…as later examination of video shows)
- 52:44 police demand, loudly for bodycam, that Mario “stop kicking” when in fact he is dying, just like with Derek Chauvin
- Mario’s foot, immovable, held down by fat white guy, at time when officer orders Mario to stop kicking:
- 52:57 one officer is concerned and asks the officer laying across Mario if he should be moved on his side, response: “I don’t want to lose what I got” as murder and torture continue. Second officer responds with slavish “OK.”
- 53:24 Officer digs in his feet for more “leverage” as Mario dies:
- 53:44 CPR begins for dead man that officer needed “leverage” to hold down and who was kicking and fighting with no pulse
- 55:07 Frightened police ask for long dead Mario to “wake up”
- 55:21 Long dead Mario is turned on his side, as he should have been long ago except for someone needing “leverage” for something, what? Leverage, as weight, to stop him breathing?
- Note by this time that, at no time, was Narcan administered, this would have been the opportunity. Later, police lie to Fire and Rescue about this, a criminal act.
- 56:52 yes, we see Narcan administered long after it would have helped, if in fact Mario were dead for reasons other than having been strangled by police (3:12 after Mario was clearly dead)
- 57:47 Mysterious stranger returns, walks through police lines, he left his car keys:
Police are called by white “concerned citizen” of someone in “his yard.” It is not “his yard” at all but a public area as you will see. Individual, Mario Gonzales, is doing nothing wrong other than being Hispanic in California and it is bothering a “white person.”
Police in Alameda, CA wrote in a report that Mario Gonzalez was violent before his arrest and died in the hospital after a “medical emergency.”
Body cam footage shows he was calm and peaceful. He died on-site after they knelt on his back for 5 minutes. https://t.co/s8vP7Bq2zY
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) April 28, 2021
Police wrestle him to the ground, for no reason, and kneel on his back for 5 minutes, for no reason. He dies. Watch them try to give him CPR but there is no ambulance, obviously none of the police had rudimentary first aid training and certainly don’t have requisite equipment needed to restart his heart, were he not long brain dead from being crushed.
Police at the scene, and you can easily identify them, claimed he was violent and later died in the hospital. You will see them murder him and watch them try to revive his corpse. He would have been declared dead on the scene, many minutes without a pulse.
Jail them all.
From Huffington Post:
Video Shows Police Kneeled On Mario Gonzalez’s Back For 5 Minutes Before He Died
Police released footage of the events leading up to the death of a Latino man in Alameda, California, showing officers kneeling on the man’s back and shoulder until he became unresponsive. The video contradicts officials’ original account of the incident.
Brother of #MarioGonzalez: “the police killed my brother in the same way they killed #GeorgeFloyd.”
Gonzalez family has seen Alameda PD body cam video & they say police had their weight on Mario’s neck & his back.
“Everything we saw in this video was unnecessary…” @nbcbayarea pic.twitter.com/Tv3SZ3T5eD
— Melissa Colorado (@melissacolorado) April 27, 2021
Mario Gonzalez, a 26-year-old Latino man, died on the morning of April 19 after what police claimed was a “scuffle” and “physical altercation” as they attempted to restrain him, followed by a “medical emergency.”
But body camera footage released on Tuesday afternoon after an outcry from Gonzalez’s family and the public did not show him being violent or fighting officers at any point.
Mario Gonzales, 26yo Oakland resident, was killed by Alameda police on Monday. Over 100 ppl gather for a vigil, hearing from his family and community leaders. His family still doesn't know how he died, getting vague responses from the police. #Justice4Mario #AbolishThePolice 4/21 pic.twitter.com/Qb9sWOzFHV
— 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧 (@renepakmorrison) April 22, 2021
Instead, in the video, officers approached Gonzalez, who was standing alone in a park with some bottles of alcohol in a basket. Gonzalez calmly spoke with officers for nearly nine minutes before they attempted to place his hands behind his back. Police pinned him facedown on the ground and at least two officers appeared to get on top of his back, one kneeling on his shoulder, for about five minutes until Gonzalez became unresponsive.
Mario Gonzales was killed by police for standing in a park and talking to himself. Then they lied about it.
Congress needs to pass the #GeorgeFloydJusticeinPolicingAct now.
Why were the police even called? https://t.co/V6LL4lJqy9
— Jehmu Greene (@Jehmu) April 28, 2021
Police said Gonzalez died at the hospital, but the video showed that he had stopped breathing on-site and that one officer declared “no pulse” shortly after officers began CPR.
Three officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.
In a press conference earlier on Tuesday, members of Gonzalez’s family, who had privately viewed the footage, said Gonzalez was “compliant and they continued to pin him down.”
“Alameda police officers murdered my brother Mario,” Gonzalez’s brother Gerardo said, noting that his brother was in the park “not bothering anyone” and that “at no point was he violent.”
“Everything we saw in that video was unnecessary,” he added. “APD took a calm situation and made it fatal.”