BX family sues over loved one's Rikers Island death

The family of a Bronx man who killed himself after three years at Rikers Island is suing the city for $20 million. The parents of

The parents of Kalief Browder filed the claim Thursday citing physical and mental abuse at the prison, according to published reports.

The parents of Kalief Browder filed the claim Thursday citing physical and mental abuse at the prison, according to published reports. (8/7/15)

THE BRONX - The family of a Bronx man who killed himself after three years at Rikers Island is suing the city for $20 million.

The parents of Kalief Browder filed the claim Thursday citing physical and mental abuse at the prison, according to published reports.

Browder was imprisoned after allegedly stealing a backpack and was unable to afford bail.

Those charges were eventually dropped, but not before Browder was beaten and held in solitary confinement.

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