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Tony Timpa Biography

Tony Timpa Biography

Tony Timpa is a 32-year-old man from Texas. On August 10th,2016, from a parking lot in Dallas, Tony told a dispatcher he was afraid and needed help. He said he suffered from schizophrenia and depression and had not taken his medication.

Tony Timpa age

He is 32 years old

Tony Timpa Assault Video

The recently released body camera video reveals that Timpa was pleading with the officers before he lost consciousness and died. “You’re gonna kill me!” Timpa shouted numerous times. By the time he was loaded into an ambulance, he was dead. “He didn’t just die down there did he?” an officer asked after Timpa lost consciousness. “I hope I didn’t kill him.”

An autopsy ruled that Timpa’s cause of death was a homicide. The medical examiner said Timpa died from sudden cardiac arrest due to “the toxic effects of cocaine and the stress associated with physical restraint.”

Why Timpa’s family filed a federal lawsuit against Dallas Police?

A federal lawsuit was filed by Timpa’s family alleging excessive force by the officers. The video and records obtained by The Dallas Morning News contradict the Dallas police defense of the officers.
A police incident report from the night of Timpa’s death claimed that Timpa was “aggressive and combative” even though he was already handcuffed by a security guard when police arrived and never threatened police.
Police also claimed that the use of force was necessary to stop Timpa from rolling into a busy street but the video shows that a police car was blocking traffic near where Timpa was pinned down.

Who are the Assaulters of Tony Timpa’s?

The three officers involved in the incident Kevin Mansell, Danny Vasquez, and Dustin Dillard were indicted by a grand jury in 2017 after The Dallas Morning News investigated the death.

The grand jury indicted the officers on misdemeanor deadly conduct. The indictment said the “officers engaged in reckless conduct that placed Timpa in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.”Earlier this year, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot dismissed the charges against the officers. Creuzot told The Dallas Morning News that “all three examiners” who testified before the grand jury “cannot, and will not, testify to the elements of the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.”
The three officers have disciplined for “conduct discrediting” the police force but the allegations were dropped after Creuzot dismissed the criminal charges.
Police records obtained by the outlet show that Mansell and Vasquez were placed on administrative leave in December 2017 and Dillard was placed on administrative leave in March. The officers were allowed to return to active duty after prosecutors dropped the charges in March.

Tony Timpa Death, Tony Timpa Cause of Death

Tony Timpa called 911 on August 10, 2016, from the parking lot of a pornography store in Dallas, The Dallas Morning News reported.

Timpa told the dispatcher he was afraid and needed help. He said he suffered from schizophrenia and depression and had not taken his medication.

Timpa died within 20 minutes of officers arriving on the scene.

An autopsy ruled that Timpa’s cause of death was a homicide. The medical examiner said Timpa died from sudden cardiac arrest due to “the toxic effects of cocaine and the stress associated with physical restraint.”

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Tony Timpa called 911 in 2016 asking for help claiming he was schizophrenic, off his medication and had taken drugs
  • Police arrived and restrained him in handcuffs and put him onto his torso 
  • An officer then placed his knee in his back and held him on the ground for 14 minutes until paramedics arrived 
  • In those 14 minutes, the cops laughed and joked as Timpa struggled to breathe
  • When he stopped moving, they gave him a sedative and tried to jostle him around on the ground but kept his face planted in the grass
  • By the time they lifted him into a gurney, he had stopped breathing
  • Paramedics told the cops he was dead and they replied: ‘Oh s**t. F**k’ 
  • The three cops were indicted by a grand jury but prosecutors dropped the case
  • Timpa’s family is fighting in civil court to hold them responsible for his death