Death in Custody

SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System, its security contractor and their insurers will pay $5.5 million to the mother of Angel Zapata Hernandez, a 24-year-old man who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, who died in custody after being held face-down on the ground for several minutes with a knee on his neck. As part of the mediated settlement, the transit system agreed to make several changes to its policies and personnel training.

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