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Death of Keeven Robinson, Louisiana Man in Police Custody, Ruled Homicide by Asphyxiation

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Death of Keeven Robinson, Louisiana Man in Police Custody, Ruled Homicide by Asphyxiation

The death of 22-year-old Keeven Robinson has been ruled a homicide and four Louisana narcotics agents have been placed on desk duty as deputies investigate his death. Robinson died Thursday at Jefferson Parish hospital following a car chase involving four white Jefferson Parish police officers who said he was a suspect in a narcotics investigation.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto said Robinson was unarmed when agents detained him, but he had a gun and heroin in his vehicle. He was taken into custody and later died.

On Monday, Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich announced that Robinson’s death had been ruled a homicide by asphyxia from injuries to his neck.

“This initial medical classification does not take into account whether the homicide was an intentional act, accidental act, or an act incidental to a law enforcement action,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said in a statement. He added that the FBI’s civil rights task force is also looking into the matter.

(Source: CBS News)

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