It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
In surveillance video also released by the department, Lopez can be seen wandering around a strip mall parking lot northwest of downtown Phoenix on the morning of Aug. 4. According to 911 audio released by police, a caller said a man was sticking out his tongue, grabbing himself and looking at people's cars.
"He's acting kind of funny," the caller said.
After officers arrived, Lopez can be seen running through a parking lot, across the street and into a convenience store, where, police said, he stole a drink and threw it at one of the officers.
At about 10:40 a.m., when the struggle was underway, the temperature in Phoenix was over 100 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, blacktop in direct sunlight can top outdoor temperatures by more than 60 degrees. Second-degree burns occur at 131 degrees, according to the agency. It is unclear from the video whether Lopez suffered burns.
The cause of death for the man, Ramon Timothy Lopez, 28, has not yet been determined, and multiple investigations are underway, the Phoenix Police Department said.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
But the cops were ok though right? Was it a glass bottle that perp threw?
He probably was high that was the cause of death. He committed suicide while pinned down
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: subfab
it's difficult to handcuff someone who is running or trying to get away.
Shooting them solves that problem.
No issues with excessive violence and the police in this country. None at all.
originally posted by: deckdel
a reply to: subfab
If the ground had been boiler hot, I'd guess the chap should've been screaming in agony. So, it might be an overdose, or that and heat, being totally numb to heat, just guessing.
But from the story, I cannot see anything pointing towards cops being at fault.
Way to allow legitimate discussion get hijacked by your need to defend a non-compliant drug addict.
Floyd wasn't mentally ill. He was a violent, physically powerful offender, who resisted arrest while overdosing on animal tranquilizer.