Lest We Forget

Manuel Ellis1987-2020

Manuel Ellis was a 33-year-old musician and the father of two childeren, an 18-month-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. He died on March 3rd, 2020, in Tacoma, Washington, while being handcuffed and retrained on the ground by police.

On a 12-minute police recording Manuel Ellis can be heard saying: "I can't breathe." The Medical Examiner ruled Ellis' death a homicide.

The four officers involved in the arrest have been placed on administrative leave.