Family of Angelo Quinto, a man who died at hands of Antioch police officers, agrees to $7.5 million settlement with city

The family of a man who died while being restrained by Antioch police officers in 2020 has settled a lawsuit against the city for $7.5 million, according to attorneys representing the family.

Angelo Quinto, 30, died three days after police responded to a home in Antioch on Dec. 23, 2020. Police were called to the residence because Quinto was suffering a mental health crisis.

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In a statement, attorney John Burris announced the settlement and said he would discuss more details about it at a 1 p.m. news conference.

Quinto, a Navy veteran, passed out while being restrained by police. His death later was ruled accidental during a coroner’s inquest after a pathologist testified the cause was “excited delirium” that is primarily cited in cases involving police force.

The term has since been banned from being recognized as a valid medical diagnosis or cause of death in California.

Family members said an officer put his knee on Quinto’s neck for several minutes while Quinto was face down. They say he pleaded with officers to “please don’t kill me” during the incident.

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