Bodycam Footage Released in Fatal Encounter Where Resisting Suspect Died Following Use Of Neck Hold

Pittsburg, CA - A Bay Point man who died in police custody was put in a neck hold for at least 50 seconds after he ran from officers. Police said they were in the area to investigate suspicious narcotics activity.

The footage shows officers chasing Humberto Martinez, 32, intoa Pittsburg home, struggling to handcuff him, employing a neck hold that was released after he was cuffed, then administering CPR and other medical assistance after they realize he’d stopped breathing.

Martinez’s July 2016 death has become the subject of a federal civil lawsuit, filed by his family,
against the city of Pittsburg and several officers. The Martinez family’s attorney called the footage “sickening” and likened it to the high-profile death of Eric Garner, who died after NYPD employed a controversial chokehold on him.

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