The lawsuit was filed in June 2012 alleging the police violated Torres' civil rights.
Torres, a Greenville High School and University of South Carolina-Spartanburg graduate, had been diagnosed as schizophrenic and had suffered from mental illness beginning at the age of 21.
In August 2010, Torres' mental state had eroded to the point where his family asked police to enforce a court order allowing Torres to be involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.
The family alleges that officers continued to hold him down after he had stopped resisting and made no efforts to resuscitate him before EMS arrived. Emergency workers determined that Torres was in cardiac arrest and transported him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.