Irvo Otieno family agrees to $8.5 million settlement with Henrico, sheriff and state

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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The family of Irvo Otieno has reached an $8.5 million settlement with the state of Virginia, Henrico County and the sheriff whose deputies were involved in restraining him. Otieno, 28, died in March while handcuffed and pinned to the floor of Central State Hospital in Dinwiddie County for about 11 minutes by seven Henrico County sheriff’s deputies and three hospital employees. Ben Crump, who has represented the family, in a statement said: "The family is pleased that they were able to find a resolution outside of court in a manner...

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