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'Reefa' family wants information 6 months after Miami Beach Taser death

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Six months after a 19-year-old was fatally tasered by Miami Beach police, the teen's family still wants answers.

Thursday marks half a year since the death of Israel "Reefa" Hernandez. Friends and family of the youth plan to hold a news conference at the offices of State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. They want the officers involved in the incident disciplined and a change in the department's policies.

Hernandez's family has filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department, claiming police violated his civil rights.

Police have said Hernandez ran after they spotted him spray-painting the wall of a fast-food restaurant in August. They say he ignored their orders to stop and was shocked once with the Taser in the chest. He later died at a hospital.



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Art is NOT a Crime. No, it isn't...but spray painting someone's property and running from the police is.

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