February 6, 2014
Six months after a 19-year-old was fatally tasered by Miami Beach police, the teen’s family still wants answers.
Thursday marks half a year since the death of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez. Friends and family of the youth plan to hold a news conference at the offices of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. They want the officers involved in the incident disciplined and a change in the department’s policies.
Hernandez’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department, claiming police violated his civil rights.