Family continues to fight for justice in death of Tyrone West

Posted at 11:25 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 08:58:22-04

A struggle with police three years ago led to the death of Tyrone West. For the past three years, his family has been fighting for justice. 

His family asked the community to stand together against injustice as they continue to push for someone to be held responsible for West's death.

They gathered Monday near Chinquapin Park for a cande light vigil and released balloons in West's memory.

"I don't wish this pain on nobody," said West's sister Tawanda Jones. "Justice for my brother Tyrone West and justice for all the victims of police brutality because at the end of the day, it's about holding people accountable and when you don't do it, that's why all this stuff is happening now."

Three years ago, officers noticed a bulge in West's sock during a traffic stop which led to a chase and a struggle. A forensic review of his autopsy showed West died because he couldn't breathe, not because of a heart condition.

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