The Staten Island precinct responsible for the death of Eric Garner actually is very profienct in custody-induced heart attacks.
Iriving Mizell, a New Yorker who died last year in an “accidental” death after police brutally beat him, is having his day in court from the grave in a new lawsuit.
A lawsuit filed this week in Brooklyn Federal Court says Irving Mizell was beaten by cops who arrested him on March 7, 2013, after he violated an order of protection his girlfriend had against him.
Mizell was taken into custody about 6:30 p.m. outside the woman’s apartment door. He was then removed to the stairwell where the officers “viciously beat, and assaulted him while dragging him down seven flights of stairs,” out of view of security cameras in the elevators, according to the suit.
Mizell’s complaints of having difficulty breathing while he was being booked at the 120th Precinct were ignored until he collapsed at 8:57 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Richmond University Medical Center.
George Mizell, 51, the victim’s brother, acknowledged his sibling had a drinking problem but said he was “absolutely harmless.”
“It was cruel. My brother was like a bird with broken wings and they stepped on him,” Mizell said. “They thought he was a drunk, a nobody who would get a beating and nobody would find out. Well, now they’re going to find that they were wrong.”
Garner’s funeral was held last week in Brooklyn. It is being assumed that his family will also file a wrongful death suit after the entire ordeal was caught on tape.
Photo: Family Handout