US: Bodycam video shows black man saying he could not breathe as cops pin him down before his death; brings back George Floyd horror 

The Canton Police Department in Ohio has released the bodycam video of a man who died after he was handcuffed with his hands behind his back and pinned to the ground by the cops.

According to reports, the 53-year-old man repeatedly told the police officers: "I can’t breathe.”
Video of Frank Tyson pinned down by cops before his death is now viral on social media. Photo Courtesy: Screengrab from X

According to reports, the 53-year-old man repeatedly told the police officers: “I can’t breathe.”

The incident can draw a comparison to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020, which had triggered massive outrage globally.

In the video, Frank Tyson could be seen lying motionless on the floor of a bar for more than five minutes.

Later, police checked his pulse and later CPR proceedings were started.

In the nearly 36-minute video, police respond to the scene of a single-car crash to find a downed power pole and an unoccupied vehicle with the driver’s side door open and an airbag deployed, reported NBC News.

The police identified in the video are Beau Schoenegge and Camden Burch.

The video was reportedly recorded on Schoenegge’s body camera.

“They’re trying to kill me,” Tyson was quoted as saying by NBC News. “They’re trying to kill me.”

Despite Tyson’s repeated pleas and saying that he could not breathe, the cops wrestled him to the ground, handcuffed him and applied pressure to his back and near his neck by saying ‘You’re fine’.

According to reports, Tyson later died in a hospital.

Canton Mayor Bill Sherer reacted to the development and said in a statement as quoted by WHBC: “I first want to send my sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Frank E. Tyson. My intention is for us, as the City of Canton and a police department, to be fully transparent throughout this entire process.”

George Floyd

Tyson’s death drew strong parallels to the killing of George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin, a former police officer, was convicted for murdering George Floyd.

The white former Minneapolis police officer was convicted of murdering the 46-year-old African-American man Floyd in 2020.

Chauvin was filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, sparking mass protests globally against racism.