MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — In hopes of bringing awareness to the death of the graffiti artist who died after being tasered by police, artists and activists performed a flash mob during Art Basel Miami.
Four months ago, Israel Hernandez-Llach died after Miami Beach police shocked him with a Taser.READ MORE: PlanetWatch: Miami Chosen As 1st Major US Location For New Air Quality Monitoring Network
The Miami Herald reports that friends of the teen and local artists demonstrated Friday outside the Miami Beach Convention Center, where the world-famous art fair is being held. They performed as a “flash mob,” breaking out into protest song.READ MORE: Hollywood Family Lights ‘Greater & Bigger’ Display After Thief Steals Their 6-Foot Metal Menorah
The case remains under investigation. Hernandez-Llach’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department claiming police violated his civil rights.
Police said Hernandez-Llach ran after they spotted him spray-painting a restaurant in August. They say he ignored their orders to stop and was shocked once with the Taser in the chest.MORE NEWS: Dale Holness Files Lawsuit Seeking To Overturn Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick's Razor-Thin Win
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