In-Custody Police Deaths Could Become A Thing Of The Past

By Nigel Roberts

Badge of police officer

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There’s at least a small chance of justice for the family of a Black man who died in police custody recently. The family’s lawyer applauded the state attorney general for taking over the case involving the suspicious death since all too often the cozy relationship between police departments and local district attorneys can’t be trusted.

Dwayne Pritchett died in handcuffs in New York City late last month, but why he was taken into custody and what happened after that are in dispute. A witness in the Bronx apartment contradicted the police claim that the 48-year-old attempted to take an officer’s weapon on Jan. 28, the New York Daily News reported.

“We’re pleased that the attorney general is involved and taking jurisdiction over this case rather than having a local investigation,” Sanford Rubenstein told NewsOne on Thursday.

48-year-old father #DwaynePritchett dies while handcuffed in police custody in the Bronx: https://t.co/zkIQlr2drT pic.twitter.com/IEnR1VmvCp

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Source:: Black America Web

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