Information regarding John Kaafi death investigation

SARASOTA, Fla. – May 26, 2015 – 11:15 a.m.

The Sarasota Police Department has received preliminary findings from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office regarding their investigation into the death of John Kaafi. The Sarasota Police Department refers any questions regarding that investigation to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Bernadette DiPino is aware of the preliminary findings from the Office of the Medical Examiner for the 12th District that indicated that the autopsy of Mr. Kaafi found no external or internal injuries or preexisting disease that were the cause of death. The Medical Examiner is still awaiting toxicology results.

A Sarasota Police Department internal affairs investigation continues into the case involving Mr. Kaafi. Due to the ongoing internal affairs investigation, the Sarasota Police Department is unable to speak about the case at this time.