RICHMOND, Va. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Mark Krudys have released the following statement on the release of the official cause and manner of death of Irvo Otieno. The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that the official cause of death is “positional and mechanical asphyxia with restraints” and the official manner of death is “homicide.”
Attorneys released the following statement:
“The official cause and manner of death are not surprising to us as it corroborates what the world witnessed in the video. In a chilling parallel to George Floyd’s killing, Irvo was held down and excessively restrained to death, when he should have been provided medical help and compassion. It is tragic that yet another life has been lost to this malicious and deadly restraint technique.”
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