New investigation launched into Aruban man's death in police custody
On Thursday the court in The Hague ordered a new investigation into the cause of Mitch Henriquez' death in police custody in 2015. The two current reports on how the 42-year-old Aruban man died in 2015 are so different that the court feels a third opinion is necessary, RTL Nieuws reports.
Mitch Henriquez was arrested at a music festival in The Hague in June 2015. He died a day after his arrest. A pathologist working for the Netherlands Forensic Institute concluded that he most likely suffocated due to a crushed larynx, likely caused by a chokehold used on him during the arrest. Two police officers are being prosecuted for is death.
Due to these different conclusions, the court decided to get the opinion of a third expert. A forensic doctor from the NFI will conduct a new investigation into the cause of Henriquez' death.
To give the third expert chance to do this, the trial against the two police officers was postponed to November.