A family in California say their Navy veteran son died after police knelt on his neck for nearly 5 minutes during mental heath crisis
Quinto's family told the San Francisco Chronicle that Quinto experienced paranoia and anxiety, and his sister called 911 when he started acting erratically on December 23.
When police arrived, Quinto on the floor in his mother Cassandra Quinto-Collins's arms. Officers then flipped Quinto on to his stomach to restrain him, The Chronicle reported.
A lawyer for Quinto's family, John Burris, told Insider that Quinto had pleaded for his life as the police officers restrained him.
"Police came and snatched him from his mom," Burris said. "He said 'please don't kill me,' and officers said 'We're not going to do that,' and yet they did.-----