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Family of Las Vegas man who died in police custody suing city, Metro, officers and sheriff.

KLAS-TV Las Vegas
July 15, 2021

Byron Williams was stopped by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers in September 2019 for riding his bicycle without a safety light. He ran, and police chased him. He was eventually caught, ordered to lay on the ground and handcuffed.

That’s when an officer put a knee to Williams’ back.

He can be heard saying “I can’t breathe” 24 times in video from a police body camera, according to civil rights attorney Ben Crump who, along with Antonio Romanucci, is representing Williams’ family.

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