A 34-year-old Rhode Island man died after the police handcuffed him and laid him on his stomach for about 90 seconds, reports say
Rhode Islandman who police officers had handcuffed died on Friday, reports say.
- The man was identified as Joseph Ventre, 34.
- Bodycam footage showed the man screaming and rolling on the ground.
A 34-year-old Rhode Island man died after the police handcuffed him early Friday in Providence.
Bodycam footage released by the Providence Police Department showed a man screaming and rolling on the ground.
In the footage, an officer tells the man to "relax" and "try to breathe," before another voice says, "Get him off his stomach."
The officers pull the man off the ground, but he doesn't stand. "Anybody want to grab his legs?" an officer says.
The footage showed the officers laying Ventre on his stomach for about 90 seconds while they handcuffed him, the AP reported.
The Providence Police Department told NBC News that the officers had cuffed Ventre "to prevent injuries and for the safety of rescue personnel."
In the footage, officers and rescue workers place Ventre on his back on a stretcher. First responders can be seen lightly shaking Ventre, who appears unresponsive.
"He's breathing, right?" an officer can be heard saying after Ventre is loaded into an emergency vehicle.
"I don't know," another voice responds.
Officers can be seen wiping what appears to be dirt off their uniforms. The vehicle's door is closed, and the officers walk away.
The police said paramedics performed CPR on Ventre and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 2 a.m.
Authorities are investigating the death, the reports said.
The Providence Police Department did not immediately respond to Insider's calls for comment.
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