AUSTIN (CBSNEWS.COM) – Police video and documents released more than a year after the death of a black man in Texas show that sheriff’s deputies used a stun gun on him four times despite his multiple cries of “I can’t breathe” following a chase after the 40-year-old drove with bright headlights on.READ MORE: Dozens Of Homes Were Evacuated Due To Wildfire In Central Texas
Javier Ambler gasped for air, told police he had congestive heart failure and begged, “Save me” before he was stunned a fourth time and lost consciousness, according to a report published by the Austin American-Statesman and a local television station. He died on March 28, 2019.
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The revelations about Ambler’s death raise questions about Williamson County Sheriff’s Office deputies’ practice of pursuing drivers for minor crimes — Ambler was pursued by police for failing to dim his headlights for oncoming traffic.
A local prosecutor says the circumstances are also troubling because the incident involving Ambler was being filmed for A&E Network’s real-time police show “Live PD.”MORE NEWS: 3 Teens Killed In Double Murder-Suicide Near Houston, Sheriff Says