Two cops to be prosecuted for detainee's chokehold death

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Protest in The Hague against police brutality after Mitch Henriquez' death in police custody (Picture: Twitter/@afadenhaag). (Protest in The Hague against police brutality after Mitch Henriquez' death in police custody (Picture: Twitter/@afadenhaag))

Two of the five of involvement in death in custody will be criminally prosecuted, the Public Prosecutor informed Henriquez' family and the suspected officers on Monday, NOS reports.

The 42-year-old Aruban manin The Hague in June last year. The police officers used a chokehold in the arrest. An autopsy later revealed that Henriquez died due to a crushed larynx, likely caused by the chokehold.

Henriquez' death resulted in

Earlier on Monday two police scientists released a report stating that the police in arresting Henriquez. According to the report, the “heavy handed use of force against Henriquez”, was “disproportionate, excessive and improper”. Not only did the officers involved use the, they also resorted to violence too quickly and got medical assistance too late.

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