CCTV Shows Teenager Cornelius Fredericks Being Restrained by Youth Facility Staff Before Death

The lawyer acting for Cornelius Fredericks’ family on July 7 released footage showing the black teenager’s killing at a Michigan youth facility earlier this year.

The security footage shows half a dozen staff members at Lakeside for Children in Kalamazoo restraining the 16-year-old after he allegedly threw a sandwich at another teen on April 29.

Fredericks lost consciousness after being restrained and later died in hospital. The medical examiner ruled his death a homicide.

Three staff members from the facility have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse.

Attorney Geoffrey Fieger said he obtained the security video from the prosecutor’s office. Credit: Geoffrey Fieger via Storyful