(Memphis) Brenda Davis will be the first to admit that her son was no angel, but she says her youngest child didn’t deserve to die.
“Why did you beat my child?” she asked of police.
Police say her son Lorenzo Davis was caught selling drugs in front of a house in Frayser and when they tried to arrest him for possession of crack cocaine, Davis punched one of the officers and took off running. When police finally got Davis into the squad car, officers say he was profusely sweating and had a rapid heart beat.
But his mom says Lorenzo’s condition was a lot worse than that, “How did he end up with broken legs and contusions on his head, bleeding out of his ears and everywhere?”
Neighbors on Medford street, like Willie Buford, say they saw six officers beating and dragging Davis as he yelled out in pain.
“They beat him out there,” said Buford. ”They drug him from that backyard to my fence.”
“It’s not in his nature to fight back,” said Brenda about her son.
Brenda says she rushed to Methodist University Hospital where her son stopped breathing and died. She says a doctor told her that Davis only had Tylenol in his system which left her wondering how her son could be dead instead of in jail, ”I want police to do a full investigation and let me know what happened to my son.”
The Memphis Police Department says it will release information about this case after the investigation is complete.
In the meantime, the medical examiner says Davis’ cause of death won’t be known until autopsy results come back in 8 to 12 weeks.