Rasheen Rose

Name: Rasheen Rose
Died: August 6, 2012
Age at death: 33
Cause of death: Crushed during restraint
Location: Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Details:
When Rasheen was ten years old, his parents died, and he was sent to live in a care facility. His older sister remembers him as "a nice, kind person".

Twenty-three years later, Rasheen was still living in full-time care. He didn't like people invading his personal space, but several people restrained Rasheen anyway, including a large man who sat on his chest. Rasheen tried to communicate by pointing to the bathroom, where he would often take a shower to relax. But they ignored him, and Rasheen died of the injuries they caused.

The death has been ruled a homicide, and Rasheen's sister is suing the facility. After she filed the lawsuit, the facility sent her a bill for over $11 million for her brother's care.

Rasheen’s sister won a $2.15 million settlement, but no one has been criminally prosecuted for Rasheen’s death.

References:
Death of autistic man at Queens Village mental health facility last summer ruled a homicide
Family of mentally disabled man who was 'crushed to death' at Queens care center sent $11M bill
State workers sued in disabled man's homicide
Woman Gets $11.6M Bill After Death of Disabled Brother in NYC Facility
Disabled man is killed; estate billed nearly $12M
Lawsuit alleges autistic man ‘crushed to death’ by untrained aide
Justice for Rasheen
Settlement Cited In Disabled Man’s Homicide At NY Facility

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