Newly released video footage appears to show a white man dying at the hands of police in a nearly identical way to how George Floyd died in Minneapolis.
Edward Bronstein, died facedown two months before George Floyd as police knelt on top of him.
In a disturbing video of the incident, Bronstein, a DUI suspect, can be heard saying “I can’t breathe” repeatedly.
“I’ll do it willingly. I told you,” he says. “I’ll do it willingly! I’ll do it willingly!”
His family is heartbroken.
“His screams, his face, them slapping him around, it will live in my head forever and there’s nothing more than justice and these officers paying for what they did,” said Brianna Palomino, Bronstein’s daughter. “I wish my dad was here, every day, and there’s nothing that will take that away.”
Video of the death has sparked outrage and calls for prosecution.
It’s crazy that these police are empowered to do things that can cause serious harm—and are quick to do so—but then appear to be so unqualified and incompetent in dealing with the consequences of their actions. The full, unedited video is horrifying. They killed Edward Bronstein. https://t.co/L0AiEf5xol
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) March 17, 2022
CONTENT WARNING: Two months before the George Floyd incident, eleven CHP officers pinned Edward Bronstein to the ground as he screamed and said he couldn’t breath. The coroner said he died of “acute methamphetamine intoxication during restraint by law enforcement.” pic.twitter.com/D5GfY94fqH
— Kate Cagle (@KateCagle) March 16, 2022
#CHPWrongfulDeath Attorneys for family of Edward Bronstein release video of his detention and Death during restraining actions of CHP officers while trying to take blood sample as part of DUI arrest. Family wants LA DA to criminally charge 11 officers in his death. @knxnews pic.twitter.com/ANQIoVpoXv
— Pete Demetriou (@knxpete) March 15, 2022