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Brooklyn Family Claims NYPD Raid Scared Man To Death

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The family of a Brooklyn man is demanding answers after they say police caused a fatal heart attack when they were searching for a robbery suspect this week.

Relative of Carlos Alcis appeared on the National Action Network radio show Saturday morning, where Reverend Al Sharpton and the family's attorney called on the Brooklyn district attorney to get involved in the case.

Police say on Thursday morning they went to the Brownsville building located at 379 Rockaway Parkway and knocked on doors trying to find a suspect.

They say Alcis, 43, opened the door, and his son was questioned and cleared.

A few minutes later officers got a call that Alcis was having a medical problem.

Police say CPR was performed and EMS was called but Alcis died at the scene.

Advocates for the family say officers were aggressive, storming in and waking the family up, literally scaring Alcis to death.

They also say officers did not immediately call for medical help.

"He [police officer] start pumping his heart. He ask me to do CPR for him. And I told the cops, I don't know how to do CPR," said Emmanuel Acis, the victim's son.

"With more than 10 police officers inside the house. My nephew here had to call 911 for my brother. And when paramedics arrived, they tell them sorry for the loss," said Rudy Alcis, the victim's brother.

The medical examiner has not determined a cause of death.

The man police were looking for was found one floor above Alcis, and is facing charges.

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