Thursday, January 30, 2014

Should the Northland Mall death have been handled differently?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 11:28 AM

24-year-old Mackenzie Cochran died after being restrained by security guards at Northland Mall. Cochran was allegedly causing a disturbance, resulting in swift action by the mall staff. Mace was sprayed and the man was held down. Here’s the video:

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It’s pretty tough to view, with Cochran yelling that he can’t breathe. Should this have been handled differently? There are reports that a death threat was uttered from the victim. What do you think?


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