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Salt Lake City PD release footage of death of restrained man

The Salt Lake City Police Department on Friday launched body-camera footage displaying officers restraining an unarmed man who died roughly an hour later.

A 911 call placed on Aug. 14 reported {that a} man in underwear had tried to steal beer from Fisher Brewing within the metropolis’s Granary District neighborhood and attacked an individual at their door. The man, 35-year-old Nykon Brandon, fled the shop and proceeded to run into the highway.

“He’s running around crazy, very erratic,” the caller stated. “He just jumped in and out of the road. He’s throwing stuff.”

The 911 caller famous that the man “definitely mental health issues going on so…if you’ve got mental health resources send them.”
Salt Lake City Police Department by way of AP

According to an SLCD press release, officers had been dispatched at 3:16 p.m. native time. In a roughly six-minute video of footage from an officer’s body-cam, Brandon is in gray boxers and will be seen darting round on the road whereas making an attempt to keep away from cops. As police order the man to cease and try restrain him on the aspect of the highway, Brandon will be seen flailing and seems to seize at an officer’s holstered gun.

Video reveals officers ultimately restraining Brandon facedown within the gravel along with his fingers behind his again in handcuffs and whimpering.

At one level, in response to an SLCPD press release, Brandon is reported to have had a medical incident. Officers administer a number of doses of the anti-overdose remedy Narcan and carry out chest compressions.

Brandon was taken to a hospital and later died, FOX 13 reported.

The division stated it was notified Brandon died at 4:16, though “the exact time of death is unknown.”

The 911 caller famous that the man “definitely mental health issues going on so…if you’ve got mental health resources send them.”

KUTV reported that simply earlier than the late afternoon name on Aug. 14, South Salt Lake cops earlier within the day had responded to a 911 report involving Brandon.

Officers had been dispatched in response to a report of a man “acting confused and scared,” the station reported. They took him to a Salt Lake City detox facility and cited him for public intoxication, however as a result of the ability shouldn’t be a detention middle, he was free to go away at his personal selecting.

In a press release following the release of the body-cam footage, SLCPD Chief Mike Brown stated: “We are committed to carefully reviewing the investigative findings in this case. As a forward-thinking department, we will use those findings to evaluate our policies, training, and procedures to continue ensuring we are making our city safer.”

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