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The mother of Irvo Otieno, a man who died while in custody at a state hospital, spoke about her son’s “inhumane” death at a news conference on Thursday after viewing surveillance video of the incident.
The conference was held on the same day it was announced three employees of the hospital had been arrested in relation to Otieno’s death.
Otieno, 28, was being transported from the Henrico County jail to the psychiatric facility by Henrico County Sheriff’s Office deputies on March 6 when, investigators were told, he became combative during the admission process.
Otieno was restrained and died during the intake process, Virginia State Police officers were initially told when they arrived to investigate Otieno’s death.