Killed Because of Graffiti, Artist’s 1983 Death by Police Turned NYC Upside Down

December 19, 2020

The 1983 case of Michael Stewart was high profile at its time but has since receded from memory. No cameras captured his death, but prosecutors say he was handcuffed, beaten and hogtied by police after he was arrested for allegedly tagging a Manhattan subway station wall. He fell into a coma and died 13 days later from his injuries. In the latest episode of Inside Edition Digital's Emmy-nominated and award-winning “New York Gritty," Sal Bono looks at the case that shocked New Yorkers.

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