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Published Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018 - 10:56:12
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American black man died during arrest from “asphyxiation,” autopsy finds

American black man died during arrest from “asphyxiation,” autopsy finds
World  - The cause of death for Keeven Robinson, a 22-year-old black man who died while four white police officers were arresting him just outside New Orleans, was “homicide by asphyxiation,” the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s office announced Monday.

Robinson, who police were watching as the subject of an undercover narcotics investigation, suffered "significant traumatic injuries to the neck, the soft tissue of the neck," Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said in a press conference Monday morning according to VICE news.

According to Cvitanovich, one of the officers likely squeezed, grabbed, or leaned on Robinson's neck.

According to The Times-Picayune, the incident began when detectives spotted Robinson, who was suspected of dealing narcotics, at a gas station. Robinson fled, wrecked his car, hopped a few fences, and led the detectives on a foot race before he was caught in the backyard of a home. During the struggle in the backyard, Robinson stopped breathing. He was taken to the hospital where he could not be revived.

 

News Code: 25572
Published Date: Tuesday 15 May 2018 - 10:56:12
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