Brother sues Mt. Kisco, Bedford over immigrant's deathPosted: Updated:
The brother of a deceased Guatemalan immigrant has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Bedford, Mount Kisco and a Mount Kisco police officer in connection to the death.
The lawsuit filed by Anibal Perez claims the officer dumped his dying brother, Rene Perez, on a secluded road in Bedford because he was an immigrant.
Bedford police have admitted to taking a drunken Perez from Bedford to Mount Kisco, at his request, on the night of April 28. A few hours later, Perez made a 911 call from a Mount Kisco Laundromat. Three officers responded to that call. Perez family attorney Jonathan Lovett said he believes one of those Mount Kisco officers, George Bubaris, is responsible for the eventual death of Rene Perez.
The suit claims, ?Rene Perez was struck in the abdominal area in connection with an unlawful 'frisk' by Mount Kisco police.? The attorney representing Bubaris said in response, ?I have no idea what evidence he is claiming to have. It's more and more clear from the evidence that my client was in no way involved.?
The suit is just one of the several that the attorney for the family of Rene Perez intends to file.
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