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Man in jail beaten to death by cops

October 6, 2012
The Baltimore Sun

The state medical examiner has determined that an East Baltimore man’s death in police custody last month was a homicide caused by blunt force trauma, an account that conflicts with earlier assertions that he died from choking on drugs.

A copy of the autopsy report provided by the family of Anthony Anderson, 46, showed that he suffered fractures to eight ribs, contusions to his left lung and a ruptured spleen.

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The determination that Anderson died by homicide means the death was caused by another person, though it does not speak to intent, or whether the death was an accident. Police and prosecutors were investigating the circumstances to determine whether officers acted improperly during the arrest, and declined to comment in detail.

Relatives and supporters of the family said the autopsy validated their claims that Anderson’s death was caused by the officers and say the officers need to be held accountable. The arrest, on suspected drug possession, occurred in a vacant lot in the Broadway East neighborhood.

“Tony suffered on that lot,” said his sister, Nancy Harvey, at a news conference. “We want those officers fired. We want them arrested, and want them convicted. Because if it was a normal citizen that committed homicide, they’d be behind bars.”

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