Wisconsin cop kneels on 12-year-old girl's neck to restrain her
An off-duty police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, puts his knee on a 12-year-old girl's neck to restrain her amid a lunchtime fight.
Surveillance footage was released by school officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin, showing how on a March 4 fight, officer Shawn Guetschow intervened in a fight that happened between two girls at lunchtime.
Guetschow, who was working part-time as a security guard at the school broke the two fighting girls apart, and then pushed the girl's head into the ground before putting his knee on her neck for a good half-minute before he handcuffed her and walked her out of the cafeteria.
The girl's father has called for criminal charges to be raised against the officer, as the type of restraint he used was banned by Wisconsin law enforcement last year. His daughter is currently in therapy and is seeing a neurologist for her injuries.
Guetschow resigned from his job with the school, stating in his resignation letter that the school district did not support him, and that the incident has placed a heavy burden on his family. Kenosha police said he was still in their employ.
Man dies in police custody after screaming 'I can't breathe', video released
Following a judge's order, authorities in California have released a video depicting a man who screams "I can't breathe" multiple times as he is restrained by numerous police officers.
The officers were attempting to take a blood sample of the man, Edward Bronstein, who died in March 2020 after a California Highway Patrol (CHP) traffic stop.
The death of Bronstein occurred less than two months before George Floyd told Minneapolis police the same thing before being killed.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the cause of death of Bronstein was "acute methamphetamine intoxication during restraint by law enforcement."
In a wrongful-death case filed against the cops, the man's family said they used excessive force and violated Bronstein's civil rights.
They also want the L.A. County district attorney's office to prosecute the cops engaged in the traffic stop.