Sol's death

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Sol's death - Man who died in police fight wanted for beating...
Man who died in police fight wanted for beating 97-year-old SAN FRANCISCO— Aman who died after a fight with San Francisco police Thursday was wanted in the beating of a 97-year-old who employed him as a caretaker and later died from the attack, authorities said. The San Francisco Chronicle report- e d Friday that Filimoni Raiyawa, 57, of Sonoma, beat Solomon Cohen in his home early Thursday. Later that day, Raiyawa got into a car crash and then a brawl with responding o fficers, authorities said. He struck two of them and then other officers subdued him, Police Chief Greg Suhr said. He experienced a medical emergency while he was handcuffed and stopped breathing, according to police. He died at the scene. Two officers were injured in the fight, treated at a hospital and released. The cause of Raiyawa’s death wasn’t r eleased Friday but is being investigated by police. San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed and Supervisor M alia Cohen issued a statement Thurs- d ay calling for an independent investiga- t ion of Raiyawa’s death. C ohen died of major head injuries Thursday evening. His daughter, Betsy Hershfield-Cohen, 52, told the Chronicle that she was s hocked Raiyawa was accused of killing h er father. She said Raiyawa had worked w ith the family for less than two years but had been dependable and trustworthy. Raiyawa “was the only caregiver my dad really ever tolerated,” Hershfield- C ohen told the newspaper.

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  1. The Californian,
  2. 01 Aug 2015, Sat,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page A7

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