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Horrifying footage shows arrest of black, transgender woman put in a spit hood and later died

Dallas police are investigating the death of a black, transgender woman who died in the back of an ambulance after police arrested her and placed her in a burp hood.

Shocking bodycam footage of the arrest shows police approaching LaDamonyon Dewayne Hall, 47, on May 26 after receiving calls that she may have been intoxicated in public.

Hall initially seemed scared and confused while cooperating with the police and starts to cry, but then she became a…hunted.

She began to take off her clothes and fell over when officers pinned her to the ground and arrested her.

“You don’t touch me, you damn bastards… what have I ever done to you,” Hall yells at the officers waiting for the ambulance to arrive.

Officers place a burp cap on Hall, a device used to prevent someone from biting or spitting on a cop while she is being loaded into the ambulance, but appears to be struggling for air.

The officers joked about the strange situation as Hall continues to scream in the vehicle before suddenly falling silent. Thirty minutes later, Hall is pronounced dead in an emergency room.

It took nearly two weeks for the department to report Hall’s death, the cause of which has yet to be determined.

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LaDamonyon Dewayne Hall, 47, (pictured) died on May 26 after police arrested her, put a burp cap over her head and loaded her into an ambulance while yelling at them

LaDamonyon Dewayne Hall, 47, (pictured) died on May 26 after police arrested her, put a burp cap over her head and loaded her into an ambulance while yelling at them

Hall, a transgender woman, was removing her wig and stripping when police arrested her.  They thought she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Hall, a transgender woman, was removing her wig and stripping when police arrested her. They thought she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol

The officers placed a spit hood on Hall as they loaded her into the ambulance.  She screamed throughout the ordeal before suddenly falling silent

The officers placed a spit hood on Hall as they loaded her into the ambulance. She screamed throughout the ordeal before suddenly falling silent

After finding her unresponsive, a paramedic performed chest compressions to resuscitate her.  She died in the hospital about 30 minutes later

After finding her unresponsive, a paramedic performed chest compressions to resuscitate her. She died in the hospital about 30 minutes later

Deputy Chief Terrance Rhodes said the matter was being investigated by the Dallas Police Special Investigation Unit. Police are still waiting for a toxicology report.

When asked by Dallas Morning News As to why it took 13 days to report the death, police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman said the department needed time to show the footage to Hall’s family and interview them.

Under the department’s general guidelines, the bodycam footage should have been released within 72 hours of the incident, but Lowman said the time may be extended “at the discretion of the police chief and notification of the police oversight commission.”

The Dallas Police Department did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

The 38-minute footage, released Wednesday, starts with officers Jon Leach and Alan Hovis approaching Hall at 12:49 p.m.

Hall appears dazed and confused as the officers question her about 911 calls they received about someone walking down Garland Road who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The officers ask if she needs an ambulance, and she shakes her head no, but seems to say yes. She continues to lie face down on the ground as three Fire Rescue officers appear.

Officers had arrested Hall after she suddenly began to undress before their eyes.  They arrested her and loaded her into an ambulance

Officers had arrested Hall after she suddenly began to undress before their eyes. They arrested her and loaded her into an ambulance

The officer and paramedic aboard the vehicle noticed that Hall had suddenly fallen silent and unresponsive while wearing the spit hood

The officer and paramedic aboard the vehicle noticed that Hall had suddenly fallen silent and unresponsive while wearing the spit hood

Emergency services rushed Hall to the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:05 p.m.

Emergency services rushed Hall to the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:05 p.m.

When Hall starts to cry and says she will be killed, one of the emergency services asks her to calm down.

“No, we won’t let anyone kill you,” the officer tells her. ‘We want to check you. Can we take you to the hospital?’

Hall then starts yelling unintelligibly at the police and emergency services, and tries to undress, causing officers to push her to the ground and arrest her.

They put a spit hood on her as she is loaded into an ambulance, while the officers outside seem to be laughing and joking about the bizarre situation.

Hall continues to scream into the ambulance as a paramedic and officer tried to calm her down.

“Take it easy before we go to the hospital so they don’t have to tie you up again,” the officer says. “Try to breathe, okay.”

At about 1:34 PM, the paramedic and officer notice that Hall has fallen silent.

“Sir, can you talk to me,” the officer asks, addressing her like a man.

Seeing her unresponsive, they remove the spit cap, and the paramedic begins performing chest compressions when they arrive at Baylor University Medical Center.

After being taken to the emergency room, Hall was pronounced dead at 2:05 pm

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