Police audio released after teen Tased
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Officials have released the 911-dispatch audio after a teen running from police was taken down and then Tased.
The 14-minute dispatch tape was released by Miami Beach Police on Wednesday. The first seven minutes of the audio chronicles the officers chasing after 18-year-old Israel Hernandez
Officer: "He just crossed Collins."
Dispatcher: "Collins and 71st?"
Officer: "South on Collins."
Miami Beach Police said, on Aug. 6, Hernandez was tagging a building on 71st Street and Collins Avenue. Police tried to stop Hernandez but he ran, and that's when the pursuit began.
Dispatcher: "QSL, make your way to 69th and Collins."
The recorded tape details police searching for Hernandez over several blocks. About six minutes in, a be-on-the-lookout order was issued.
The dispatcher described Hernandez for other officers in the area.
Dispatcher: "BOLO at this time. It's going to be for a 6-foot, 6-foot-1 mulatto male. Advise. He had dreads."
Seconds later, it was all but over.
Officer: "Right there. Right there. Right there. Right there."
Police said they used a Taser on Hernandez. Over the radio they declared simply, "He's in custody."
That was seven minutes into the audio. Thirty seconds later, it became clear Hernandez was in even bigger trouble.
Officer: "We don't know if the guy is having a seizure."
Police radioed for medical help.
Dispatcher: "Back up the rescue reference a cardiac arrest. 71st Street and Harding. 71st Street and Harding Avenue."
Hernandez was rushed to the hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
On Wednesday afternoon, family and friends of Israel Hernandez gathered to give their final farewell as he was laid to rest during a final prayer. His mother cried out loudly in pain walking to the grave site of her 18-year-old son.
The building, located on the corner of 71st and Collins Avenue, was re-painted by the property manager early Wednesday morning after several tributes led to more graffiti on the building.
Miami Beach Police are still conducting an investigation into the incident. They are awaiting autopsy and toxicology results to conclude the investigation.
Miami Beach Police are conducting an internal investigation to figure out what happened between the officers and Hernandez.
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