Police name man who died in Police custody
Police name man who died in Police
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 -
Counties Manukau Police can now
name the man who died in Police custody on Sunday 23
February. He was Sentry Taitoko of Manurewa.
investigations into Sentry's death are ongoing.
family has asked Police to share a message with
"Whanau have suffered a huge loss. There are many
people whose emotions are running high. We ask that the
public and media have patience regarding the situation as we
need police to get on with their investigation into this
case, and we ask for our family to be left alone to grieve
for our loved one."
Counties Manukau District Commander
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