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L'History repeats itself tragically. An African-American man died after being pinned to the bottom and held by a police officer's knee throughout an arrest in Ohio. Although the incident occurred on April 18, it was not broadly coated by English-language media till not too long ago, following the discharge of a police-recorded video of the arrest. This case is painfully harking back to that of George Floyd, who died in comparable circumstances in 2020.

The scene happened round 8 p.m. on Thursday April 18. Franck Tyson, a 53-year-old African-American man, who had simply been launched from jail and was suspected of involvement in a street accident, was arrested inside a bar, as reported Le Figaro.

In a video captured by a police officer's physique digicam in Ohio and broadly shared on social media, the person, held on the bottom and handcuffed, could be heard repeatedly saying that he can not breathe whereas a policeman holds him along with his knee on his again. He died a couple of minutes later.READ ALSO United States: three years after the demise of George Floyd, what has modified?

” I can not breathe “

After a automobile crashes into an influence pole, the police intervene following a tip from a passerby that the driving force had taken refuge in a close-by bar. The arrest that follows is tense. Frank Tyson reacted vigorously, flattening a stool in entrance of the officers and elevating his voice.

The officers seize him, push him to the bottom and maintain him nonetheless. One police officer handcuffs him whereas one other presses his knee on his higher again, close to his neck. For 30 seconds, Frank Tyson is heard repeatedly complaining, “I can't breathe.”

The man was launched from jail on April 6 after being imprisoned for 24 years for kidnapping and theft. The incident comes 4 years after the demise of George Floyd, an African-American man who died throughout his arrest after Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, knelt on his neck for a number of minutes. The police officer was sentenced to twenty-two and a half years in jail for homicide.