The deputies discovered Mr. Gonzalez and nudged him awake, in keeping with the Texas Rangers’ report. At first, they ordered Mr. Gonzalez to go sleep inside a trailer, however Sergeant Treviño determined to arrest him after Mr. Duque stated he didn’t stay on the property.
Mr. Gonzalez later informed his sister that he had been scared, so he ran — maybe, she stated, as a result of he knew that the Sheriff’s Workplace cooperated with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The deputies tackled him. Mr. Duque stated in an interview that Mr. Gonzalez, who was 6-foot-3 and 235 kilos, had run however didn’t combat again because the officers cuffed him.
“He simply didn’t wish to be arrested,” he stated.
Jesus Reyes, a tenant, stated he noticed “one deputy decide up Jorge’s fingers from the again, one other tripped him and the third seemed like he punched or pulled Jorge’s head.”
Mr. Reyes stated Mr. Gonzalez fell to the bottom headfirst and seemed to be unconscious after that, however then Mr. Reyes heard the sound of a Taser and heard Mr. Gonzalez shriek.
At that time, one other witness informed the Texas Rangers, the deputies walked a handcuffed and shackled Mr. Gonzalez to the patrol automobiles, however once they reached the automobiles, Mr. Gonzalez fell to the bottom once more. Then the witness noticed a deputy kneel on Mr. Gonzalez’s again, and a second deputy kneel on his neck.
In a dashcam video from inside a patrol automotive, in keeping with the investigator, Deputy Cabrera might be seen pulling Mr. Gonzalez chest-first onto the again seat, he stated. Mr. Gonzalez saved saying that the deputies had “paralyzed” him. “I’m not respiratory,” he stated, utilizing phrases much like these Mr. Floyd had used throughout his arrest. “Choose me up.”