Suit: Jail inmate asphyxiated while officers restrained him

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The daughter of a man who died last year in a Tennessee jail claims in a federal lawsuit that he was asphyxiated while being held on his stomach – and that one officer answered his cries he couldn’t breathe with the words, “You shouldn’t be able to breathe.” Nashville station WTVF-TV posted video Thursday of the moments preceding the death of William Jennette, who was white. The video shows a group of officers holding Jennette down as he struggles. A complaint filed by Jennette’s daughter says he was held prone for nearly four minutes, even after he stopped struggling. In court filings, the officers deny they acted improperly.  

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