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Activist group demands state attorney reexamine death of man tased by Ocoee police – Orlando Sentinel


By Jeff Weiner

Attorney Jeremy Markman speaks about the death of Samuel Celestin during a press conference at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Pictured from left are: Joanne Celestin (sister of Samuel), Markman, Dr. Rose Celestin (mother of Samuel), and Jean Celestin (brother of Samuel).

From Orlando Sentinel

A national police-reform advocacy group on Tuesday demanded that Orange-Osceola State Attorney Monique Worrell reopen the case of a Black man who died after being tased and restrained by Ocoee police while suffering a mental health crisis in 2019.

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