RICHMOND, Va. –– Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will travel to Richmond on Wednesday to deliver the eulogy for Irvo Otieno, who was killed earlier this month after sheriff’s deputies and hospital staff pinned him down for 12 minutes.
Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump will deliver a National call for justice for the 28-year-old, whose death echoes that of George Floyd nearly three years ago.
Surveillance footage from March 6, first obtained by The Washington Post, shows at least seven deputies from the Henrico County sheriff’s office dragging Mr. Otieno, who is in handcuffs and leg shackles, at Central State Hospital in Dinwiddie County. The deputies prop up Mr. Otieno before swarming him after an apparent movement and force him to the floor where they pinion him until his death the video shows. Ann Cabell Baskervill, the Dinwiddie County prosecutor, has charged the seven sheriff’s deputies as well as three employees of the hospital with second-degree murder.
Family of Irvo Otieno
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN
Attorney Ben Crump
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 11:30 am ET
First Baptist Church of South Richmond
6201 Iron Bridge Rd.
North Chesterfield, VA 23234
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