WA Charging Tacoma Officers In Black Man's Death

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WA Charging Tacoma Officers In Black Man's Death
Manuel Ellis' death came just weeks before the murder of George Floyd, who also pleaded with officers that he couldn't breathe.
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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.