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AG Nessel Agrees to Review Case Involving Man's Death at Southfield Mall After Struggle with Security Staffers

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has announced that her office will review the case involving the death of 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran, who died in 2014 after a struggle with security staff at the Northland Mall in Southfield.

The case was investigated by the Southfield Police Department and reviewed by the Oakland County Prosecutor. A decision was then made not to issue any criminal charges against any of the security staff.  Now, both these agencies have requested the Attorney General review the entire case. The family of Mr. Cochran was advised of this decision and supports the action.

“My office will conduct a thorough and comprehensive review of this case to determine whether any additional action should have been taken in response to Mr. Cochran’s death,” Nessel said. “If the evidence warrants additional action, we will make efforts to ensure justice is served.”