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KARE 11 Investigates: Earlier Minneapolis police restraint death | KARE 11

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A civil suit in 2010 accused police officers of improperly pinning a suspect face down – with an officer’s knee on his back – making it impossible to breathe.

MINNEAPOLIS — Years before the nation heard George Floyd’s haunting words – ‘I can’t breathe’ – Minneapolis police officers were accused of improperly restraining another man.

They were accused of pinning him face down – with an officer’s knee on his back – for approximately four minutes.

“That’s exactly what happened in the Smith case – and David Smith died as a result,” said Jack Ryan, a 20-year veteran police officer in Rhode Island who served as an expert witness in a 2010 police misconduct case filed against the City of Minneapolis and two of its officers.

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By A.J. Lagoe, Steve Eckert, KARE 11
Featured Image, Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images
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