Family of man who died by police restraint wants cops fired

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The family of a Tacoma man who died after police restrained him in March are calling for the four officers involved to be fired and arrested after the Pierce County Medical Examiner ruled his death as a homicide. KOMO-TV reports investigators with the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death of 33-year-old Mannie Ellis as caused by respiratory arrest to hypoxia due to physical restraint. The officers involved in the incident who had returned to duty are back on administrative leave in light of the autopsy report. Ellis’s sister Monet Carter-Mixon said at a vigil Wednesday that she was amplifying her brother’s voice and called for people to help her seek justice.