MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – It’s been six months since Israel “Reefa” Hernandez died after he was caught spraying painting the wall of a fast-food restaurant with graffiti.
Miami Beach Police said Hernandez ignored their orders to stop and was eventually shocked by a Taser shot to the chest. Hernandez later died at the hospital.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Really Chilly Morning, Sunny Afternoon
Thursday, friends and family of Hernandez, 19, plan to hold a news conference at the office of Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle. They are asking for the officers involved in the incident disciplined and a change in the department’s policies.READ MORE: 5 Shot, 1 Died In Shooting Outside NW Miami-Dade Bar
Hernandez’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department, claiming police violated his civil rights.MORE NEWS: Students, Staff Return To James Rickards Middle School In Oakland Park
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