39-year-old Oscar Bartholomew was a permanent resident of Canada who died on Tuesday. Reportedly, police took Batholomew into custody when he embraced a female police officer who he mistook for a friend. He was then tortured in police custody and passed away.
Phyllis Tate, mother of the deceased said that his wife witnessed the police take Bartholomew into the station after he embraced an officer, mistakenly thinking he knew her.
“When he was calling for her they shut the door in her face and she heard when all the lashes were falling on him. She did not see him again until the ambulance came and took him to the hospital, lifeless,” Tate said on Wednesday.
“It’s very hurtful to know that he didn’t do anything and they just take away his life from him.”
The loved ones of Oscar Bartholomew congregated Wednesday night for a vigil outside the police station where he might have been tortured to death.
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