San Diego police officers who watched transit officers pin man, with knee on neck, now face wrongful death lawsuit
Two San Diego police officers are being sued for allegedly not intervening in an incident in which 24- year-old Angel Zapata Hernandez died after transit officers kneeled on his neck in 2019.. - Sam Hodgson/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO — The mother of a 24-year-old man who died after being pinned by two trolley security officers — one of whom kneeled on his neck for roughly six minutes — has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against two San Diego police officers who were summoned as backup. The lawsuit, filed in San Diego federal court Friday, comes about six months after the mother reached a $5.5 million settlement with Metropolitan Transit Authority and its security contractor, Allied Universal, in the death of her son, Angel Zapata Hernandez. The complaint accuses the police officers, Jordan Belchamber and Christin...