The inside of the police car was scorching hot as the weather outside reached almost 100 degrees.
Shortly thereafter, Dante’s heart stopped and he was pronounced dead.
The Sheriff Department’s defense is that Dante was “combative” with the officer, causing the officer to “fear for life.”
But Dante’s family believes the police murdered their father.
The family is suing for an unspecified amount in damages.
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DA: Dante Parker’s death while in San Bernardino County Sheriff’s custody ruled justified
“The evidence will show in this case that this did not happen as the deputies described it,” said Cameron Sehat, attorney for Parker’s family. “Dante was not resisting and was not combative. The evidence will further show that the amount of force, specifically the application of the Taser, in the manner in which Dante was restrained was unnecessary, unreasonable and excessive.”