George Floyd Rerun: Black Man Dies After Guards Pin Him Down, Video Sparks Outrage

Following the death of George Floyd four years ago, another black man has died after being pinned down by guards, captured on camera. The incident raises renewed concerns about the use of force and accountability.
Flyod Like Case

The security guards involved in the incident have been suspended. | X

Four years after George Flyod died in a cold-blooded murder, another black man was killed allegedly after he was pinned to the ground by security guards at a Wisconsin hotel last month in the United States. The family is left with several questions, with answers to none, reported CNN on Wednesday.
According to the statement from his family attorney, Ben Crump, the 43-year-old Dvontaye Mitchell, on June 30, was at the downtown Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee when police alleged that he had “caused a disturbance,” which led the security guards to escort him out of the hotel. The video of the incident went viral on social media, purportedly showing four security guards holding Mitchell down on the ground. Lying down, Mitchell grunted and pleaded with the guards, repeatedly saying “please” and “I am sorry.”
While he was pinned down, one of the guards instructed Mitchell to “stay down” and “stop fighting.” The same guard addressed the witnesses, and said, “This is what happens when you go into the ladies’ room.”
The circumstances leading up to Mitchell's interaction with the security guards, the police officers' response time, and Mr. Mitchell's activities at the hotel remain unclear. Upon their arrival, officers found Mitchell unresponsive. Despite attempts at lifesaving measures, he was pronounced dead, as confirmed by Milwaukee Police to CNN on Tuesday, although Mr. Mitchell was not named in their statement.
According to Karen Domagalski of the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, the preliminary cause of Mr. Mitchell's death is homicide, though the final determination is still pending.
"The cause and manner of death is pending toxicology and further investigation," Domagalski said. "We do not have a timeline for when this case will be finalized."
DeAsia Harmon, Mitchell's widow, shared with CNN affiliate WTMJ on Monday that whenever Mitchell's children watch television, they are reminded of how their father passed away.
"We couldn't even go into the grocery store with my daughter without her being afraid of the security standing at the door," Harmon said. "She said, 'Is all security bad or just the ones who murdered my dad?'"
The media outlet reported that security guards involved in the incident have been suspended.
"We extend our heartfelt condolences to Dvontaye Mitchell's family, all those who knew and loved him, and the Milwaukee community in light of this tragedy," a spokesperson said. "As the investigation continues, Hyatt is fully committed to supporting efforts to help ensure accountability for the circumstances that led to the death of Dvontaye Mitchell."
According to Crump, Milwaukee Police are not considering the incident as a criminal investigation because there isn't any evidence of "blunt force."
"It is unacceptable that this case is not being considered a criminal investigation despite the fatal outcome, which the medical examiner considers a homicide," Crump said. Mitchell's mother, Brenda Giles, described her eldest son as a jolly, outgoing brother, uncle, and father who loved his family, she told WTMJ. "Everybody that knows him, to know him is to love him, they know," his sister, Nayisha Mitchell, told the station. "They knew he was a good person."
This incident occurs at a time when the use of force, especially against people of color, by police and others in positions of authority continues to face scrutiny, nearly four years after nationwide protests erupted following the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
On May 25, 2020, a 46-year-old black American man, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by Derek Chavin, a white police officer. Floyd was arrested after a store clerk accused him of using a counterfeit bill of $20 to make a purchase. Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes and 29 seconds with his face lying down on the street. Flyod had exhibited signs of anxiety, complaining about claustrophobia and inability to breathe, which led to his death.
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