Reported by foxbaltimore.com
It’s been nearly three months since Tyrone West died in police custody, but his family is refusing to be silenced. The family of West protested in front of City Hall on Wednesday to get answers – whether it is an autopsy report or communication from police. West died in police custody on July 18 during a traffic stop. Police say West resisted and fought officers during the stop, but the family says it was police brutality. West’s family says police kicked and pepper sprayed him and at one point, 10 officers were trying to detain him. The state medical examiner’s office say the autopsy report is still pending. While the physical examination takes only a few hours, the toxicology reports typically take 60 to 90 days. They say anytime there’s an unexpected dead and it’s a young person in good health, every avenue needs to be explored. West’s family say they will protest every Wednesday until the silence is broken.