Family Wants Info 6 Months After Stun Gun Death of Israel 'Reefa' Hernandez | NBC 6 South Florida

Family Wants Info 6 Months After Stun Gun Death of Israel 'Reefa' Hernandez

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

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    Courtesy Rafael Lynch
    Israel Hernandez

    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.