Caroline A. Ouko, the mother of 28-year-old Irvo Noel Otieno speaks Wednesday during her son’s funeral at First Baptist Church of South Richmond, Ironbridge, in North Chesterfield County. Standing with her is her eldest son, left, Leon Ochieng, and right, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Benjamin Crump.
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Remembrances, calls for reform at funeral for Irvo Otieno
Family, friends and other mourners gathered Wednesday at a Virginia church to remember Irvo Otieno at a funeral service, celebrating his life and calling for mental health care and policing reforms after the 28-year-old Black man’s death earlier this month while in custody at a state psychiatric hospital.