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Relatives mark police custody death anniversary

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Posted at 5:58 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-31 21:50:08-05

Family members of a man who died from injuries suffered in police custody are marking the third anniversary of his death on the same day a judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer in the Freddie Gray case.

Family members of Tyrone West stood in front of City Hall on Monday, blocks away from the courthouse where Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted by a Baltimore judge in the death of Gray, a young black man who was critically injured in police custody.

See also: Tyrone West's sister calls for independent investigation of case, cites new information

Tawanda Jones, West's sister, stood by West's mother, Diane Butler, and other family members. They say police are not being held accountable for wrongdoing.

On July 18, 2013, West was pulled over by police, who searched his trunk and ultimately tackled him as he resisted arrest. He died the same day at a hospital.

An internal affairs investigation stopped short of blaming the officers, but laid out a laundry list of tactical mistakes they made.

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