Advocates Sue LAPD Officer Who Suffocated Blind 63-Yr-Outdated African American Man Strapped to Hospital Gurney

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On April 1, 2020, lawyers from Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai and Matthew Strugar law firm sued the Los Angeles police and officials for arresting, beating, and suffocating 63-year-old Michael Moore, an African-American man.

On February 28, 2019, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department attacked, beat and arrested Mr. Moore in the door of his home in South Los Angeles. Mr. Moore was then taken to the California Hospital Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles for medical care. While Mr. Moore was strapped to a stretcher with completely immobile arms and legs and surrounded by half a dozen security guards and several LAPD officers, LAPD officer Choi pulled a towel over Mr. Moore's face and put his hands on Mr. Moore's mouth and nose block Mr. Moore's airway. Mr. Moore shouted, "I can't breathe! I can't breathe !! I can't breathe !!!" Officer Choi ignored Mr. Moore's desperate requests and continued to suffocate Mr. Moore, covering Mr. Moore's face for a full minute, even after Mr. Moore passed out. This shocking incident was recorded on another officer's camera.

Moore press release. 04-01-20.pdf

MEDIA:

LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-03/la-me-lapd-lawsuit-alleges-officer-suffocated-blind-man

KFIAM640: https://kfiam640.iheart.com/content/2020-04-02-lapd-sued-in-alleged-assault-on-man-strapped-to-gurney/

KTLA: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/south-l-a-man-sues-lapd-alleging-officer-suffocated-him-until-he-was-unconscious/

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