Family Of Teen Who Died In Miami Beach Taser Incident To Sue Police
Relatives of Israel Hernández-Llach, the teen who died after being shot by a Taser stun gun, will announce Tuesday that they are suing the Miami Beach Police Department.
The death of the 18-year-old street artist has drawn widespread headlines and reignited debate over the use stun guns by law enforcement.
A Miami Beach police officer on Aug. 6 caught Hernández-Llach spray-painting a shuttered McDonald’s on North Beach. After a foot chase, Miami Beach Officer Jorge Mercado shot Hernández-Llach with his department-issued Taser.