Man who sued law enforcement after videotaped beating dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who sued law enforcement officials after being beaten by officers last year has died of a suspected drug overdose.

Media outlets report that Kyron Hinton, whose beating led to criminal charges against three officers, was pronounced dead after police and medical crews responded to an emergency call around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Two state troopers and a Wake County sheriff’s deputy were accused of using excessive force against Hinton last April after responding to 911 calls about a man acting erratically and possibly armed with a gun. Hinton also was bitten by the deputy’s dog.

The two troopers were fired after being charged with assault and failing to discharge their duties. They and another trooper were later charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.