WASHINGTON - A second body camera video was released by D.C. police Friday in the homicide investigation of Alonzo Smith.
The 27-year-old teacher’s assistant died on Nov. 1 after he was taken into custody by private security guards at a Southeast D.C. apartment building on Good Hope Road.
Two D.C. police officers responded to the building at around 4:03 a.m. and found Smith in the security guards’ custody handcuffed, unconscious and not breathing.
The officers attempted to provide medical aid to Smith and he was eventually taken to the hospital where he later died.
In the second body camera video, one of the D.C. officers is seen arriving at a building stairwell with Smith being restrained on the ground unconscious. The officer was told Smith was under the influence of PCP. The officer then goes back outside to call for an ambulance. (WARNING: Videos may be difficult to watch. Viewer discretion is advised)
After returning to the stairwell, the officer cuffs Smith’s legs together and another officer begins CPR compressions on Smith for several minutes before emergency responders arrive.
On Tuesday, D.C. officials released the first body camera video showing the same scene from the officer performing the lifesaving measures on Smith.
Earlier this week, a medical examiner ruled Smith's death a homicide caused by sudden cardiac death complicated by acute cocaine toxicity while restrained with a contributing factor of compression of torso.
Police are asking anyone with information about Smith’s death to contact them at 202-727-9099 or texting 50411 or by contacting the U.S. Attorney’s Office at 202-252-7130.