MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Friends and family of a teen who died after a Miami Beach police officer shocked him with a Taser will mark the one year anniversary of his death with music, poetry and a film.
Wednesday evening they gather at the abandoned restaurant where police say they caught the 18-year-old Israel “Reefa” Hernandez spraying graffiti on the walls. The group will then move to the North Beach band shell where a documentary on Hernandez’s case will be shown. Musicians and other artists will also perform.READ MORE: Have You Seen This Woman? Andreae Lloyd Missing After Being Abducted From Miami-Dade Home
Police say Hernandez ran after they spotted him, ignored their orders to stop and was shocked once with the Taser in the chest. He later died at a hospital.READ MORE: Davie Police Give Missing Woman's Daughter Some Closure After 46 Years
In March, the medical examiner confirmed the Taser was the cause of Hernandez’s death. His relatives want police and State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle to discipline the officers involved.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
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