source: Liverpool Echo
published: 11 November 2016
Medical experts still do not know how popular teen Mzee Mohammed died, four months on from his death. The 18-year-old passed away after falling unwell while being detained by police and security staff in Liverpool ONE.
Area coroner Andre Rebello today issued a new appeal for witnesses as he called on the public to help end the mystery surrounding the tragedy.
Mr Mohammed was detained following an incident at the Chips-A-Go-Go fast food kiosk near John Lewis on the evening of July 13.
Mobile phone footage showed him handcuffed and on the ground in the minutes before he was taken to hospital – after becoming unwell – while in their custody. He died soon after.
The circumstances surrounding his death are now being probed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Bodycam footage from officers at the scene has been obtained by the police watchdog, which has also seized CCTV and sought witnesses of the incident.