A white cop mounted a Black teen in Texas, who was being smothered by his physique weight and screaming “I am unable to breathe” … all this to apparently stop her from killing herself.
18-year-old Nekia Trigg had 911 referred to as on her Tuesday after she was noticed in a Forney, TX neighborhood partaking what eyewitnesses seemingly thought was suicidal habits — particularly, allegedly strolling in entrance of vehicles in what some took as makes an attempt at self-harm.
A Kaufman County Sheriff’s deputy is alleged to have proven up shortly thereafter, and appears to have bodily intervened … which is the place the video begins — after Nekia’s members of the family confirmed as much as the scene and began recording a chaotic 7-minute plus episode with officers.
In the meanwhile the clip begins, you possibly can see Nekia pinned to the bottom by the deputy — ID’d as Officer Conner Martin — who’s actually straddling her and holding her arms down above her head. She’s frantically screaming for assist, and yelling out she’s in need of breath … and seems to both be vomiting and/or foaming on the mouth all through the ordeal.
Nekia’s household plead with the officer, in addition to others who present up not too lengthy after, to let her up and that they’ll handle issues … however the cops insist on cuffing her to verify she’s okay — as they clearly consider she’s suicidal, saying the phrase just a few totally different instances.
The members of the family dispute the characterization of what Nekia was doing from the outset, insisting she was merely strolling throughout the road. Anyway, they ultimately get Nekia up and begin to escort her to a police cruiser … at which level her mother jumps in and will get bodily.
The cops find yourself restraining her as nicely, they usually ended up arresting her for assault of a public servant, amongst different expenses … so says the lady’s different daughter, who posted thisfootage. Nekia ended up getting taken to a hospital for psychiatric analysis.
The deputy in query is on administrative depart because the division investigates, however of their press launch over this … they declare a number of calls got here in reporting the identical factor — that Nekia was clearly attempting to harm and/or kill herself by leaping into oncoming visitors.