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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 Kalief Browder filed the claim Thursday citing physical and mental

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2015, 7:37 PM

Updated 3,240 days ago

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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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