'I'm gonna die!' Video shows inmate's calls for help prior to collapse
Five Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department officers cited for termination for policy violations that lead to Harold Easter's death have resigned and will not face criminal charges.
put your hands up. It starts on January 23rd, when officers pull over the black SUV with guns drawn Easters and a red hoody in the driver's seat while another man is in the front passenger side and a third person in the bath. Then officers indicate they have reason to believe Easter swallowed cocaine. Yeah, he was trying to eat it. Easter is taken into handcuffs into the patrol car, Chief Gianni Jennings says That's when officers should have called for an ambulance, but didn't as soon as they secured Mr Eastern handcuffs. Uh, they somebody should have gotten on the radio and asked, Dispatched to start medic their way to do an evaluation for him. Instead, they start heading to the police station on Babies Ford Road. When they pull up to the building, Easter gets out of the patrol car and had been repeatedly asking for water but was initially denied. And it wasn't long after that, things took a turn for the worse. Another video in the interview room shows officers giving Easter water, and then they go off the screen about 25 minutes later in the video, with Easter apparently alone in the room, he makes a dire warning. Moments later, he's screaming incoherently. And then about three minutes after that, Easter collapses and appears to be convulsing on the floor. Roughly seven minutes after that, we see officers come in and call a medic, but Easter died at the hospital three days later.