Officer placed on leave after death of 49th Precinct prisoner

Police say the sergeant responsible for watching a Bronx man in the 49th Precinct who was found unconscious in a holding cell has been put on modified leave.  Police say the victim, Samuel Reyes, was

News 12 Staff

Nov 18, 2015, 7:00 PM

Updated 3,164 days ago

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Police say the sergeant responsible for watching a Bronx man in the 49th Precinct who was found unconscious in a holding cell has been put on modified leave. 
Police say the victim, Samuel Reyes, was found with a slit around his neck and died two days later.
Family members of Reyes hired a lawyer requesting a special prosecutor to look into deadly police interactions.
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says in a statement that he is concerned Reyes was found in that condition as the sergeant was in charge of the prisoner. 
 


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