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Sergipe, Brazil: Genivaldo de Jesus Santos dies in police custody after being restrained in car filled with unknown gas

In video purportedly displaying the incident on Wednesday, two federal freeway cops are seen trying to restrain 38 year-old Genivaldo de Jesus Santos on the bottom.

The footage within the widely-shared video is edited, leaving gaps the place it’s unclear what occurred between the clips.

The subsequent clip reveals officers allegedly placing Santos within the trunk of a Federal Freeway Police patrol SUV. The person seems to push again towards the officers’ efforts to get them solely into the automobile.

In one other clip, officers are proven utilizing the trunk of the police automobile to pin down the person’s legs whereas the car fills with an unknown white smoke or gasoline. The trapped man is heard screaming. In one other clip, the cops are seen holding the person’s legs down whereas the gasoline dissipates, and after a couple of minute and a half, his legs seem to cease transferring. The officers are seen holding the trunk of the car closed.

An image from the video purportedly showing the incident.

Federal Freeway Police from the state of Sergipe stated in a press release that Santos “actively resisted” the officer’s strategy with “aggressiveness” and the cops had to make use of “immobilization methods and devices of decrease offensive potential” to include him.

The police say the person “fell unwell” whereas being transported again to the station and later died within the hospital.

The Sergipe’s coroner’s workplace (IML) stated in a press release that Santos died of asphyxiation however stated “it was not potential to ascertain the fast trigger” of it. IML stated it might conduct additional exams to ascertain “how the asphyxia course of passed off.”

Police have opened an inside investigation into the case.

CNN has reached out to the police for touch upon the incident and why the person was stopped.

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