Angelo Quinto Was Killed By Police with a Knee to the Neck

Family files wrongful death lawsuit against Antioch Police Department.

Family files wrongful death claim alleging police killed son with knee to neck
In Antioch, California, the family of a 30-year-old man who died after police responded to their home in December filed a wrongful death legal claim against the city, saying officers asphyxiated the man by putting a knee on his neck. Angelo Quinto was experiencing mental health problems when police were called to their home. By the time officers arrived, he had calmed down, but they restrained him. According to his mother, one officer held Quinto's legs while another officer had his knee on the back of his neck, ignoring his pleas of "Please don't kill me." Then he passed out and never regained consciousness. The Antioch Police Department never issued a press release or statement about the case when it happened. The family is hoping their legal claim will help get them some answers.

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