Israel Hernandez Killing: Family Intends to Sue City of Miami Beach Police Over Fatal Tasering
According to the Miami Herald, the family will announce its lawsuit at 2:30 p.m. today on the steps of the Miami-Dade courthouse downtown.
The suit is yet another sign that outrage remains high over the slaying of 18-year-old Hernandez, who was tagging an abandoned McDonald's in North Beach when he was chased and Tasered. He died moments later.
Answers, however, remain few and far between. The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office has not yet released an autopsy report on Hernandez.
Meanwhile, Miami Beach Police have released only limited information about the teen's death, including a 911 tape and an incident report from an officer who did not witness the Tasering.
New Times' repeated requests for more documents have been rebuffed.