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Cab driver's death while in custody ruled homicide

April 1, 2013 5:51:25 AM PDT
The Medical Examiner has ruled the death of a cab driver who died while in the custody of TLC officers a homicide, but it has not been ruled a crime.

Officers detained 61-year-old Luiz Machado Thursday night at Kennedy Airport.

They were arresting him for attempting to pick up illegal fares.

He went into cardiac arrest while in custody and could not be revived.

The Queens district attorney will decide whether to charge any of the TLC agents involved in the arrest.

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