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Coroner: Death of man in struggle with JPSO deputies ruled homicide

Coroner: Death of man in struggle with JPSO deputies ruled homicide

According to the sheriff's office, four undercover narcotics deputies, whom Sheriff Joe Lopinto did not name but identified as white, were surveilling Robinson, a black man, as part of a drug-dealing investigation and followed him to a gas station on Jefferson Highway late last Thursday morning.

At a news conference on Monday Parish Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich said Robinson's death had been classified as a homicide based on the preliminary autopsy results, which revealed neck injuries "consistent with compressional asphyxia".

"This incident investigation started on May 10, continues today, and will continue until the completed case report is finalized and presented to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Officer for its review", Lopinto said in a statement dated May 14.

Following the scuffle, Robinson was arrested in his backyard and taken into custody.

He advised reporters at a information convention Monday that 22-year-old Keeven Robinson's demise is assessed as a murder.

"From a policy standpoint, we don't train someone to hit somebody over the head, but if you're fighting someone and a brick's there, you're going to use the brick", he said. They said they feared the officers had either beaten or strangled him to death.

"For me it means unity, coming together and pretty much just supporting the family", protester Regina Hollins told WWL-News.

Gaylor Spiller, president of the Jefferson Parish chapter of the NAACP, said in a news conference that she considers Lopinto a "decent, honorable sheriff".

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The FBI's Civil Rights Task Force, which the sheriff also contacted Saturday, is looking into the matter as well, Lopinto said.

"Now it's time for us to move on to making funeral arrangements for a 22-year-old that should not have died", she said. Whether detectives will be charged in connection with Robinson's death has yet to be determined. Originally, it was said he died because of asthma issues during the struggle. "Our police officers have to use force and are justified to use force on many occasions". Now, a corner has said Robinson died of asphyxiation.

The sheriff's office does not use body cameras or dashboard cameras.

"Undercover narcotics agents would not have a body camera strapped to their chests", noted Lopinto.

"You got somebody in 'cuffs, take them to jail", Robinson's father, Steven Jackson, told the Times-Picayune. Mr. Robinson's death came less than three months after the Louisiana authorities declined to charge two Baton Rouge police officers in connection with the fatal shooting of Alton B. Sterling in July 2016.

Hilliard said the sheriff and coroner have acted with "professionalism and transparency".

When asked for her reaction to the autopsy results, the 61-year-old grandmother said she was not surprised.


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