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"You Can Talk, So You Can Breathe": LAPD Under Fire Over Death Of Prisoner After Asthma At

I have asthma, I have asthma." However, LAPD officers refused to help him with one sergeant telling him "You can breathe just fine. You can talk, so you can breathe." He died after being left lying face down on his cell floor. Roughly a year has passed but there is no reported discipline in the case.

Azucena reportedly could not even walk by the time that he was brought to a South Los Angeles police station and was carried to his cell. The evidence in the case was derived from recordings from cameras on police cars that responded to the scene on September 6, 2013 near midnight. Azucena led police on a brief car chase after running a red light. He and two companions ditched their car and ran off into a park but Azucena was quickly found at a nearby apartment complex.

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