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Video obtained by 8News shows the moments leading up to Irvo Otieno’s death.
Henrico County Sheriff’s deputies took Otieno, 28, to Central State Hospital in Dinwiddie County just before 4 p.m. on Monday, March 6. Virginia State Police — leading the investigation — said that Otieno became combative as he was being admitted.
The video shows deputies and hospital staff restraining Otieno — who is handcuffed and shackled at the ankles — and pinning him to the ground for an estimated 12 minutes before he is rendered unconscious and ultimately dies.
Lifesaving measures are attempted on Otieno — by staff members and EMS responders — for over an hour before he is pronounced dead.
The video does not include sound and therefore it is unclear what is said by Otieno or anyone else involved.