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Jonathan Maldonado died on Wednesday.
The state Lawyer Basic’s Workplace is taking up the investigation into how the nephew of a Yonkers politician died after a shoplifting bust in Greenburgh on Wednesday.
Jonathan Maldonado, the 21-yr-previous nephew of Yonkers Metropolis Council president-elect Mike Khader, died after he swallowed “a number of packets of an unknown substance” and officers used a Taser to regulate him after they responded to a name that he stole from Greatest Purchase, Greenburgh police stated.
State Lawyer Basic Eric Schneiderman’s Particular Investigations and Prosecutions Unit seems into deaths of unarmed civilians who die in police custody.
“We’re dedicated to conducting an unbiased, complete, and truthful investigation,” Amy Spitalnick, a spokeswoman for the AG’s Workplace, stated in a press release.
Greenburgh police initially deliberate to carry a information convention Friday concerning the incident, however they stated round 1 p.m. that the information briefing was canceled as a result of Schneiderman’s workplace was taking up the investigation.
“Any further updates will be done in coordination with the New York State Attorney General’s Office,” police said in a statement.
The incident started around 5:50 p.m. Wednesday. Best Buy employees and security chased Maldonado and tackled him at Webb Field, near Harvard Drive and North Central Avenue.
When police arrived, they used a Taser stun gun to control Maldonado and handcuffed him. At some point after police arrived, the employees told officers Maldonado had swallowed “several packets of an unknown substance” before he was contained, police said.
The Yonkers resident lost consciousness and went into cardiac arrest while in the ambulance, police said. Officers and EMS personnel performed CPR and advanced life support, but were unsuccessful. Maldonado was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:54 p.m..
Khader, the Yonkers City Council president-elect, in a statement Thursday asked for privacy.
“My family suffered the tragic loss of my nephew,” Khader said. “We are communicating with law enforcement and still learning the details of what took place.”
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