7 Henrico officers turn themselves in over murder of Kenyan in USA
The mugshots and identities of the seven Henrico County Sheriffs charged with the murder of Irvo Otieno, a Kenyan man, have been revealed.
The officers were arrested by Virginia State police officers and charged with second-degree murder. The seven officers are Randy Joseph Boyer, 57, Dwayne Alan Bramble, 37, Jermaine Lavar Branch, 45, Bradley Thomas Disse, 43, Tabitha Renee Levere, 50, Brandon Edwards Rodgers, 48 and Kaiyell Dajour Sanders, 30.
When the officers showed up at Central State Hospital on March 6, 2023 to check in the 28-year-old as a patient, the event took place.
However, the hospital security team subsequently requested police officers at 7:30 pm to look into the death of the Kenyan.
The deceased was allegedly violent when being apprehended and needed to be restrained, according to Henrico police.
His body was then transferred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the autopsy process.
“They smothered him to death because he died of asphyxia due to suffocation. The incident was captured on video that is ‘extremely clear, extremely alarming.’ The video is 12 minutes long and shows “deliberate and cruel treatment’,” the attorney stated.
The event was recorded on a video that was “extremely clear, extremely alarming,” according to the family’s attorney.
The officers turned themselves in on March 14, 2023, after it emerged from the inquiries that they might have killed someone.
According to Mark Krudys, the victim’s family attorney, the deceased had a mental condition that was kept private due to patient privacy rights.
Ms. Caroline Ouko, the victim’s mother, claimed that she had gotten in touch with her son’s psychiatrist to set up for specialized care, but before the psychiatrist could do anything, the police encircled their home after the neighbors accused her son of breaking and entering.