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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 05:51 PM

'You're gonna kill me!'Dallas police body cam footage reveals the final minutes of Tony Timpa's life

Warning: The video is incredibly sad and hard to watch.
Tony Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as Dallas police officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground.

“You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me!”

After Timpa fell unconscious, the officers who had him in handcuffs assumed he was asleep and didn’t confirm that he was breathing or feel for a pulse.

As precious minutes passed, the officers laughed and joked about waking Timpa up for school and making him waffles for breakfast.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2019/07/30/gonna-kill-dallas-police-body-cam-footage-reveals-final-minutes-tony-timpas-life

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Reply 'You're gonna kill me!'Dallas police body cam footage reveals the final minutes of Tony Timpa's life (Original post)
mia Jul 2019 OP
Faux pas Jul 2019 #1
Demovictory9 Jul 2019 #11
mia Jul 2019 #2
sakabatou Jul 2019 #3
mia Jul 2019 #5
sakabatou Jul 2019 #7
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #10
stillcool Jul 2019 #4
mia Jul 2019 #8
KT2000 Jul 2019 #6
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #9
mia Jul 2019 #12
uponit7771 Jul 2019 #13

Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 05:55 PM

1. Hideously

Inhuman.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:35 PM

11. yeah.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:18 PM

2. Timpa called 911 saying he was afraid and needed help. He told the dispatcher he was off his meds.

Timpa called 911 on Aug. 10, 2016, from the parking lot of a Dallas porn store, saying he was afraid and needed help. He told a dispatcher he suffered from schizophrenia and depression and was off his prescription medication. The News first reported Timpa’s death in a 2017 investigation that showed Dallas police refused to say how a man who had called 911 for help ended up dead....

He had already been handcuffed by a private security guard before police arrived. He never threatens to hurt or kill the police.

The footage also shows the officers mocking Timpa as he struggled to live. Shortly after one officer ridicules Timpa’s repeated cries for help, an officer notes that he appears to be “out cold.”

They joke that he’s merely asleep and try to wake him: “It’s time for school. Wake up!”


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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:24 PM

3. Hopefully those officers have been fired at the very least

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:36 PM

5. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot dismissed the charges.

The city of Dallas and Dallas County officials had fought since September 2016 to prevent public release of the records, arguing it could interfere with an ongoing criminal investigation. Officials then said the records could not be released because a criminal case against three of the police officers never made it to trial.

Those three officers -- Kevin Mansell, Danny Vasquez and Dustin Dillard -- were indicted by a grand jury in 2017 on charges of misdemeanor deadly conduct, three months after The News published its investigation into Timpa’s death. Following two days of testimony, the grand jury’s indictment stated that the "officers engaged in reckless conduct that placed Timpa in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.”

But in March, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot dismissed the charges.

Creuzot previously told The News that he met with "all three medical examiners" who had testified to the grand jury. They reportedly told him they did not believe the officers acted recklessly and "cannot, and will not, testify to the elements of the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt."

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Response to mia (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:09 PM

7. Ugh....

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Response to mia (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:30 PM

10. Damn

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:25 PM

4. the stuff of nightmares...

and no one gets fired? No one gets charged? Business as usual. Effed up.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 07:56 PM

8. Yes.

I can't stop thinking about it. He reminded me of someone I know who is lost without his meds.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 06:54 PM

6. this is sickening

the macho boys club at work. Ha! Ha! They should be in jail but it looks like they were protected.

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Response to mia (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:29 PM

9. Usually DPD is more professional than this, I'm confident the officers will face consequences ...

... this doesn't help anyone.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:39 PM

12. I hope you're right.

Perhaps the just released video will renew efforts to hold those police officers accountable.

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Response to mia (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:44 PM

13. I'm not, looks like charges were dismissed ... they still should be fired for this kinda crap

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