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7 deputies charged with murder in the death of Irvo Otieno


Associated Press

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a Black Virginia man who died in law enforcement custody say video of the incident shows seven sheriff’s deputies pushing down “every part of his body” with “absolute brutality.” Mark Krudys, one of the lawyers for the family of Irvo Otieno, spoke Thursday at a news conference along with civil rights attorney Ben Crump and members of Otieno’s family. Krudys says he “was not really prepared to see” the video footage and stressed that Otieno was in handcuffs and leg irons. He says, “You can see that they’re putting their back into it. Every part of his body is being pushed down with absolute brutality.” Seven deputies and three hospital employees have been charged with second-degree murder in Otieno’s death March 6.

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