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Family of Irvo Otieno, man who died at Virginia mental hospital, agrees to $8.5M settlement

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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HENRICO, Va. (AP) — The family of a man who died while handcuffed and pinned to the floor for about 11 minutes as he was being admitted to a Virginia pscyhiatric hospital has reached an $8.5 million settlement with the state, county and the sheriff whose deputies were involved in restraining the man. A judge approved the wrongful death settlement Tuesday, according to an agreement filed in Henrico Circuit District Court. Irvo Otieno, 28, died in March while handcuffed and pinned to the floor of Central State Hospital for about...

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