Wake County DA says no charges filed in death of Kyron Hinton, who won settlement from sheriff's office

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
No chrages to be filed in Kyron Hinton case
The Wake County District Attorney told ABC11 there is not enough evidence to charge anyone.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Wake County District Attorney said Tuesday that there will be no charges filed in the Kyron Hinton case.

Hinton died in 2019 and the medical examiner said at the time that there was cocaine toxicity in his system but did not rule out homicide as a cause of death

Hinton's death was investigated as a homicide but District Attorney Lorrin Freeman told ABC11 on Tuesday that there was not sufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime.

Hinton's family said at the time that they believed Hinton was killed for the $83,000 settlement he received from the Wake County Sheriff's Office for a 2018 beating in an incident involving law enforcement officers.

Hinton died just one day after receiving that settlement.

Freeman said the two officers involved in that beating are still facing charges. The DA said she intends to see those cases through to the end.

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