Chauvin Conviction Underscores Parallels In Death Of Angel Hernandez
Following the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, a number of key similarities regarding the death of Angel Hernandez are raising questions about how the local case was initially handled.
Months apart and thousands of miles away, there was an in-custody death tragically similar to that of George Floyd’s that happened here in San Diego.
On October 15, 2019, 24-year-old Angel Hernandez died while handcuffed and restrained by two MTS security workers, one of whom knelt on his neck for more than six minutes.
Unlike in Floyd’s case, there were no charges filed against the security officers involved here.
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David Hernandez, a crime reporter with the San Diego Union-Tribune who has been covering this case, joined Midday Edition to discuss his reporting into Hernandez's death.