Family of man who died in police custody wants probe

The family of a Bay Shore man who died in police custody is accusing the Suffolk County Police Department of brutality. Family members want an independent investigation into his death. Police say 24-year-old

News 12 Staff

Apr 14, 2008, 10:44 PM

Updated 5,945 days ago

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The family of a Bay Shore man who died in police custody is accusing the Suffolk County Police Department of brutality.
Family members want an independent investigation into his death. Police say 24-year-old Kenny Lazo had a large amount of crack cocaine on him and that he tried to grab an officer's gun on Saturday. According to police, Lazo had the drugs packaged so he could sell them.
Lazo's family claims a homicide detective told them that three police officers beat the suspect with flashlights. Family members say pictures taken after Lazo's death, which showed cuts and bruises on his face and neck, prove their allegations of police brutality.
The Suffolk County medical examiner is performing an autopsy to determine the cause of Lazo's death.
The family says it is planning a lawsuit.
 


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