Body Cam Video Shows Man Complaining Of ‘Heart Attack’ Before Death

Body Cam Video Shows Man Complaining Of ‘Heart Attack’ Before Death

August 17, 2019 6 By Bertrand Dibbert


AREA RAPIST COULD BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION. THE CHANGE THAT COULD ALLOW FOR RESTITUTION DECADES AFTER THE CRIME. NEW POLICE VIDEO RELEASED SHOWING THE MOMENTS AFTER AN OFFICER FOUND AN UNRESPONSIVE DETAINEE PRONOUNCED DEAD MINUTES LATER. NO FAMILY SHOULD HAVE TO WAIT A WEEK TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR CHILD WHO DIED. THAT’S WHERE WE WE BEGIN TONIGHT. SACRAMENTO POLICE RELEASING NEW BODY AND DASH CAM VIDEO SURROUNDING AN INCIDENT WHERE THE SUSPECT DIED IN THE BACK OF A PAROL WAGON. THAT INCIDENT TOOK PLACE LAST WEEK. CBS13’S SHIRIN RAJAEE JOINS US WITH MORE ON THIS. Reporter: THE FAMILY OF BRANDON SMITH HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING DEMANDING ANSWERS SAYING POLICE HAVE NOT GIVEN THEM ANY ANSWERS. POLICE HAVE JUST RELEASED TWO BODY CAM VIDEOS, TWO INCAR VIDEOS AND A RADIO TRANSMISSION. WE WANT TO WARN YOU SOME OF THIS VIDEO CAN BE DISTURBING TO SEE. IT STARTED LAST WEDNESDAY WHEN BRANDON SMITH WAS AT A VOLUNTEER FOR AMERICA’S ALCOHOL DETOX CENTER. HIS MOTHER SAYS SHE HAD JUST DROPPED HIM OFF IN GOOD HEALTH AND GOOD CONDITION. BUT AS YOU SEE HERE IN THIS DASH CAM VIDEO RELEASED FROM SACRAMENTO POLICE. SMITH WAS ON THE GROUND AND IN HANDCUFFS. THERE WAS SOME SORT OF INCIDENT AT THE CENTER THAT LED TO SMITH’S PAROL AGENTS REQUESTING THE HELP OF A SACPD OFFICER WHO WAS THERE ON AN UNRELATED CALL TO TRANSPORT SMITH TO THE COUNTY JAIL. FOR APPARENTLY VIOLATING PAROL. WE SEE SMITH BEING ESCORTED BY OFFICERS AND PUT INSIDE THE BACK OF A WAGON. WE DO HEAR SMITH SAY SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF I FEEL LIKE I’M HAVING A HEART ATTACK. DURING THE TRANSPORT, THE OFFICER WHO WAS DRIVING NOTICED THAT SMITH WAS NOT MOVING. AS HE ARRIVES AT THE COUNTY JAIL HE GOES TO CHECK ON SMITH AND NOTICES HE IS UNRESPONSIVE. THAT’S WHEN CPR WAS PERFORMED AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WAS CALLED. TO ME IT’S A BUNCH OF LIES. I BELIEVE MY SON WAS DEAD BEFORE HE GOT TO JAIL AND I WANT JUSTICE FOR MY CHILD. Reporter: WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED IS UNDER INVESTIGATION AND SMITH’S MOTHER WANTS ANSWERS. THE FAMILY ALSO SAYS THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOWED TO VIEW HIS BODY. NOW AN AUTOPSY WAS PERFORM BID THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY CORONER’S OFFICE. NO TRAUMA WAS FOUND THAT WOULD HAVE LED TO THE SUBJECT’S DEATH. NOW THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS PENDING FURTHER TOXICOLOGY RESULTS. WE’LL BE SPEAKING WITH SACRAMENTO POLICE SHORTLY.