Special prosecutor in case of man who died in custody

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Special prosecutor in case of man who died in custody? BY CHRISTINE ARMARIO | [email protected] 10:23 PM EDT, April 15, 2008 As Kenny Lazo's family prepared for his wake Wednesday, a lawyer hired by the mother of his son called on Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota to request a special prosecutor to investigate his death while in police custody last weekend. Lazo, 24, died after collapsing in the Third Precinct in Bay Shore on Saturday after what police said was a violent struggle with three officers who were attempting to arrest him by the side of the Southern State Parkway. Police have admitted to beating him with flashlights after he reached for one of the officer's guns. The medical examiner's preliminary autopsy indicates none of Lazo's injuries caused his death and that he had an enlarged heart and cocaine in his system when he died, said a police source who spoke on condition of anonymity. The source said Lazo had bruising to the back of his neck from being struck with the flashlight
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course GOVT 101 taught by Professor Kalmes during the Spring '08 term at Concordia MI.

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