Body cam video shows violent altercation between Aurora PD, veteran who died of restraint asphyxia

9NEWS (Denver):

The Aurora Police Department late Monday night released body camera footage of its officers involved in a 12- minute altercation with a man who ended up dying from what the coroner called restraint asphyxia in late 2018. 

David Baker, a Navy veteran and father, was fighting back with officers who had responded to a domestic.

Aurora PD released multiple angles of the fight along with their version of what happened.

While the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office ruled the death of 32-year-old Baker a homicide, prosecutors quietly decided not to file any charges against any of the officers who responded to the chaotic scene in Aurora on Dec. 17, 2018.

The day after the fight – a fight that eventually led to a police response of more than two dozen officers – Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz called the event, “one of the most violent altercations I have seen in my [35-year] career.”

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