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INDIANAPOLIS — On Friday, the parents of Herman Whitfield III joined leaders from Faith in Indiana gathered at City Marker for a rally.

They continue to call for the release of the full, unedited body camera video from April 25, 2022, when Whitfield died in Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department custody. Herman Whitfield Jr. described his son as a “gentle, wonderful genius.”

“He was held face down three or four minutes after saying repeatedly that he couldn’t breathe … just totally unnecessary, he wasn’t a threat at all,” Whitfield Jr. said. “All he was doing is just walking around in his own house peacefully. Whitfield says his son was humming a tune on the night he was killed and was a musical genius. “He was just a wonderful overall young man,” Whitfield said. “The world just lost a great gift.”

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