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Audio Reveals That Cops Mocked Bronx Father Of Nine Before Death, Despite 'I Can't Breathe' Pleas

By Collin Gossel

In 2014, Eric Garner was held in a police chokehold on Staten Island despite repeatedly telling the officers "I can't breathe." The illegal chokehold took Garner's life; the coroner would later give "Compression of neck (choke hold), compression of chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police" as his cause of death. Now, history seems to be repeating itself. 

Andrew Kearse, a 40-year-old father of nine, died on May 11th, 2017, in the back of a police car, despite repeatedly telling his arresting officers "I can't breathe."

A dash-cam captured the last moments of Kearse's life. Officers could be heard to mock him as he insisted he needed help:

Kearse: Please, please, sir. I can’t breathe! Please! Sir! Yo!

Officer: Is it hot? You probably shouldn’t run next time.