Surveillance video from a health facility in US shows seven police officers and three hospital employees killing Kenyan man Irvo Otieno.
The disturbing video shows Henrico County police officers dragging a handcuffed and shirtless Otieno into a largely empty room at Central State Hospital with several small tables, and placing him on some sort of seat.
The officers then move Otieno onto the floor and start to pile on top of him.
At one point, a total of 10 people — the police officers and hospital employees — can be seen covering and pressing down on his entire body, as several others stand over them watching.
They gradually get up and roll over Otieno’s visibly limp body as a worker comes over to give him an injection.
The 10 people all piled on top of the 28-year-old who had been cuffed up.
They remained on top of him for about 11 minutes until he stopped moving and died.
Rescue efforts including CPR and defibrillation started within a few minutes and lasted less than an hour.
The clip which showed Irvo Otieno pinned to the ground by police and hospital staff was recorded on 6 March 2023 while being taken from a jail to the facility.
Otieno had been taken into custody three days earlier while suffering mental health distress near his home in Henrico County, south of Richmond, Virginia.
Seven sheriff deputies and three medical staff have been charged with second-degree murder in Otieno’s death.
A grand jury on Tuesday indicted the 10 people accused in the case.
The prosecutor, Ann Cabell Baskervill, released video of the incident to the public on Tuesday.
Otieno emigrated to the United States from Kenya when he was four.