Irvo Otieno’s family settles with Virginia, Henrico County in his death

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – The family of Irvo Otieno has reached a settlement with Virginia, Henrico County, and the county’s sheriff, their attorneys announced Wednesday. Otieno, a 28-year-old Black man, died on March 6 after he was pinned down by Henrico sheriff’s deputies and others while being admitted to Central State Hospital in Dinwiddie. The state medical examiner’s office concluded Otieno died of “positional and mechanical asphyxia with restraints” and ruled his death a homicide. “The family of Irvo Otieno and the County of Henrico, its Sheriff, and the Commonwealth...

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