Three Tacoma police officers now face charges in the death of a Black man last year.
Manuel Ellis died in March of 2020 from a lack of oxygen due to physical restraint. His last words while being handcuffed were "I can't breathe sir."
The Washington state attorney general filed felony second-degree murder charges against two officers Thursday and a first-degree manslaughter charge against a third.
Ellis' death came just weeks before the murder of George Floyd, who also pleaded with officers that he couldn't breathe.