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Youth Killed in Restraint

Police in Tennessee say a teenager’s death at a center for mentally and developmentally disabled youth was a homicide at the hands of youth workers who restrained him.

Omega Leach, 17, died in June at the Chad Youth Enhancement Center in Ashland after a scuffle that began when he allegedly tried to choke a staff member. Police say he was restrained face down and eventually stopped breathing.

The Montgomery County sheriff said last month that the case will be presented to a grand jury.

In 2005, a female teen died at the center after being restrained by staff.

 

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