%tophl(California parolee who died in custody told cops he was ill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Newly released police video shows that a parolee who died in a Sacramento police wagon told officers he felt like he was having a heart attack before he died.

Police body camera video released Wednesday shows the handcuffed man grunting and breathing heavily as he is lifted to his feet at a detoxification center.

The van’s driver found when he arrived at the jail that the man was unresponsive. Black Lives Matter Sacramento has identified the man as Brandon Smith.

Videos show the driver and a parole agent administering CPR, but the man died at a local hospital June 6.

Police say an autopsy showed no trauma that would have led to the subject’s death, and none is shown on the videos.

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