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The casket of Irvo Otieno is carried out of First Baptist Church of South Richmond on March 29 after the celebration of life for Irvo Otieno in North Chesterfield, Va. The 28-year-old Black man died after he was pinned to the floor by seven sheriff's deputies and several others while he was being admitted to a mental hospital. Eva Russo/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP hide caption

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Caroline Ouko, center, and Leon Ochieng, right, the mother and older brother of Irvo Otieno, stand with his casket during his funeral on Wednesday. Eva Russo/AP hide caption

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Irvo Otieno's mom wants justice for him and a better system for everyone else

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Caroline Ouko holds a portrait of her son, Irvo Otieno, as attorney Ben Crump (left) and her older son, Leon Ochieng (right) look on at the Dinwiddie Courthouse in Dinwiddie, Va., on Thursday. Daniel Sangjib Min/AP hide caption

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Charged with second-degree murder in the death of Irvo Noel Otieno were: (top row, from left) Henrico County Sheriff's Deputies Bradley Disse, Brandon Rodgers, Dwayne Bramble, Tabitha Levere, Jermaine Branch (bottom row, from left), Kaiyell Sanders and Randy Boyer, Central State Hospital workers Darian Blackwell, Sadarius Williams and Wavie Jones. Meherrin River Regional Jail hide caption

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Meherrin River Regional Jail