Marlon Dixon, a 41-year-old black man, took medicine for a heart condition. When police contacted him, they decided that he needed to be taken into “Emergency Custody” for a mental evaluation.
Marlon didn’t want to go, so four Hampton Police officers jumped on him and took him to the ground, and then handcuffed him.
At that point they noticed that he wasn’t breathing, even though witnesses said he was crying out that he couldn’t breathe. Not that an officer putting all of his weight on your back would cause problems breathing.
But don’t worry – the police are investigating this themselves.