Video of final moments of teen who died at a West Palm Beach juvenile detention center

WEST PALM BEACH - - Authorities say there is a video of the final moments of an 18-year-old who died at a West Palm Beach juvenile detention center. 
Eric Perez died last Sunday after falling ill.

A spokesperson for the state Department of Juvenile Justice says four lockup workers have been suspended and two fired.

The department's inspector general and police are investigating Perez's death.

While there is video of the incident, it may not be made public.  A new law makes it illegal for agencies to release photos or recordings of a death.

Perez's mother says she was told the teen began hallucinating and vomiting. He was moved to a room where officials could watch him more closely but his condition deteriorated.
 

 

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