Angelo Quinto Wiki
Angelo Quinto Biography
Angelo Quinto was a Northern California man suffering from a mental health episode who died days after police officers knelt on the back of his neck for nearly five minutes to subdue him, lawyers for his family said.
Angelo Quinto had been “suffering from anxiety, depression and paranoia for the past few months,” lawyers for his family said in a wrongful death lawsuit, filed Feb. 18.
Angelo Quinto Age
Angelo Quinto has passed away at the age of 30.
Family and siblings
Her sister Isabella Collins called police at her home in Antioch, California, on Dec. 23 because she feared she would hurt her mother, family attorney John L. Burris said during a conference of press February 18.
Before the police arrived, Quinto’s mother had held him against her chest with her hands clasped around her back for a few minutes and “he had already begun to calm down,” the complaint said. When two officers from the Antioch Police Department arrived, Burris said they made no attempt to understand the situation and instead immediately took Quinto from the arms of his mother..
Maria Quinto-Collins, Quinto’s mother, used her cell phone to record part of the incident.
“What happened?” she says breathlessly when she sees Quintus without moving and lying face down. The officers turn him over to remove his body and his face is bloody. They transfer him to a stretcher and paramedics administer chest compressions to Quinto while her mother records on her phone, asking questions.
It was not clear from the video if the officers were wearing body cameras.
“As far as we know, they weren’t,” Burris said last week.
In the nearly two months since Quinto’s death, police have not issued a press release on the incident. The Antioch Police Department and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Division did not respond to requests for comment Monday.
“These Antioch policemen had already handcuffed Angelo but did not stop their assault on the young man and inexplicably began to use the ‘George Floyd’ technique of placing a knee on the back and side of his neck, ignoring Mr. Quinto’s pleas of ‘please don’t kill me,’ ”Burris said.
Cause of death
Quinto’s cause of death is still pending, the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office told CNN on Monday. His death is under investigation by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office.
Isabella Collins said she called the police in hopes they would help defuse the situation.
“I don’t think he ever makes me feel bad,” she told CNN affiliate KGO. “If it had been the right thing to do, I wouldn’t have killed my brother.”
The Antioch city clerk and the attorney’s office did not respond to requests for comment.