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California man who died in custody was restrained on his stomach for 5 minutes and lost consciousness, police body camera shows

April 28, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A California man who died in police custody this month was restrained on his stomach on the ground for about five minutes before he became unresponsive and officers began CPR, body camera footage released Tuesday by the Alameda Police Department shows.

(CNN)A California man who died in police custody this month was restrained on his stomach on the ground for about five minutes before he became unresponsive and officers began CPR, body camera footage released Tuesday by the Alameda Police Department shows.

The April 19 death of Mario Arenales Gonzalez, 26, is under investigation by the county and the city, and a lawyer representing Arenales' family alleges the first police news release about the incident was misleading.

The incident started around 10:45 a. m. on April 19, when police officers in Alameda -- just south of Oakland -- responded to separate reports about a man who appeared to be under the influence and about a suspect in a possible theft, Alameda police said in a news release that day.

The next day, police issued a second release saying the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and the Alameda County district attorney's office were conducting separate investigations on Arenales' death.

The body camera footage released Tuesday shows Alameda police finding Arenales outside, just off a road in a residential area.

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