Images from Bodycam show the veteran's fight with the police, moments before he died, held by 7 officers
Father David Baker, 32, died on December 17, 2018
A police station in Colorado has released body cam footage from the night a Navy veteran died in custody after being confused with agents reporting a domestic violence complaint.
In the video of December 17, 2018, several police officers are initially unable to choke David Baker, 32, who died in an emergency by his wife's sister-in-law Daisy, as a result of suffocation.
The clip – extending over 29 minutes and 10 seconds – starts with the 911 call to the scene where police say they were told that Baker had choked another man and detained people at the 10653 East Jewel residence.
There is a quarrel in the background and the caller says he will not leave his wife's house – with whom he had a son.
Maria Ahumada, who was on the spot, later explained that officers responded, just as his brother-in-law Johnny Guillen tried to calm him down, but Baker went for his neck. Baker & # 39; s wife Daisy later said he was depressed and had done stints at the VA hospital a year earlier.
Aurora Police Chief, Nick Metz, talks about a compilation of excerpts from the incident where Baker is conjured up by one woman at least 11 times in four minutes and the police try to defeat him by using a baton.
Police bodycam images show the incident that lasted the life of veteran David Baker last year
The 32-year-old Navy veteran was the subject of a call from his wife's sister-in-law and when the police arrived he was about to choke his brother-in-law.
But unlike the other police forces that have released raw images in the case of such investigations, the compilation gathered on Monday – including a message from their advisor – takes a very long time to get Baker into restraint with the help of 22 backup officers.
In the video, Baker chokes one of the police officers, according to the department.
His wife Daisy shouts that he must stop and & # 39; think of your son & # 39 ;. But later Daisy said News9 that Baker felt he had no reason to live if he & # 39; constantly hurts my family by feeling this way & # 39 ;.
The stun gun is seen on Baker several times after Metz says that just because you are able to see the light from the device when it is triggered does not mean that it always makes effective contact with the body of the device. target.
Metz announces that Baker is finally ceasing to resist about 17 minutes in the video, while he says it only took about six minutes for the real word to be reviewed.
& # 39; My officers are showing clear signs of exhaustion & # 39 ;, Metz tells viewers. & # 39; Baker also shows signs of exhaustion, not only of the fight between him and the officers, but also combines that with the fight with the family member prior to the officers' arrival. & # 39;
There are seven police officers on display holding Baker, including a female officer who says at the end of the argument: & # 39; he is a great mother, he is definitely doing something & # 39 ;.
The clip is a compilation of images from various officer cameras that Baker shows
Cops said that Baker choked one of their officers and did not stop even though he was tased
A woman who responded to the scene used her taser eleven times in four minutes on Baker
Baker is seen refusing to calm down after the police arrived at the house six months ago
Baker was often beaten with a club, but he did not allow the police to arrest him. A woman reporting to the scene describes Baker as & # 39; decides something & # 39; but he has only a small amount of marijuana in his system
A small amount of marijuana was later found in his system.
The police chief explains: & # 39; Agents are starting to take control of Mr.'s arms. Baker, whom he buried under him, but they are struggling because of his large size. One of the officers must use his club as a crowbar to free one of his arms to fascinate him.
& # 39; When Mr. Baker's second arm is free, officers start handcuffing him. It should be noted that four pairs of handcuffs are needed, all connected with each other, to Successfully stop Baker. & # 39;
Metz denies that he binds pigs, which is against departmental rules, because he said his arm and leg supports were not attached.
He even says that Baker still resisted.
& # 39; Baker has finally fallen to the ground, but continues to fight and kick officers while trying to take him into custody, & Met 39 says in the clip.
Baker stood on the ground and was restrained by six agents for about six minutes in battle
After Baker is restrained, agents worry that he is not breathing and reporting a problem
Baker was detained that evening with the help of 22 back-office employees
Police Chief Metz tells about the video that lasts almost half an hour
At the end of the video, many officers are seen trying to determine if he is breathing. The coroner of the Arapahoe County said Baker died of restraint, asphyxia.
The 18th Attorney's Office concluded that no member of the Aurora Police Station had violated Colorado status that night and the case is now being reviewed by the Armed Forces Forum to determine if there have been policy violations.
& # 39; As you could see from the body-worn images, this was an incredibly violent fight between Mr. Baker and the officers – a fight that began long before officers arrived and lasted about nine minutes … officers came to, & # 39; Metz tells viewers. & # 39; My officers did not have the ability to stand up and walk away from the fight. Officers saw that a man was physically suffocated, which is a crime. & # 39;
Baker & # 39; s widow reportedly considers her civil law options after his death.
Maria Ahumada (left), who was on stage, later explained that officers responded, just as his brother-in-law Johnny Guillen (right) tried to calm him down, but Baker went for his neck
David and Daisy Baker are shown together. She says he was depressed and had spent time in a VA hospital
The couple had a child together and she can be heard on the video saying & # 39; think of your son & # 39 ;. She is considering her civil law options
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