Ruling on 2011 North Chicago beating death stirs controversy

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A battle is brewing over the death of a man who was allegedly beaten by North Chicago police.

The Lake County Coroner reclassified Darrin Hanna's 2011 death as a homicide and said that he has new information about the case.

Hanna's death was previously ruled "undetermined".

He died a week after relatives say he was beaten and tasered by police who arrested him in a domestic violence incident.

His family claims the beating led to his death.

Hanna's relatives attended a committee meeting Tuesday evening at North Chicago's City Hall.

North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. released a statement saying that he respectfully disagrees with the coroner's findings and the city will not change its position on the matter.

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