Mich. Boy, 16, Dies After Residential Facility Staff Members ‘Wrongly Applied’ Restraints

Cornelius Fredericks

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A 16-year-old boy has died “because of restraints wrongly applied” by employees at his residential treatment facility, officials say.

On May 1, Cornelius Fredericks died after suffering cardiac arrest when, days earlier, staff members forcibly restrained him at the Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo, Michigan, according to a lawsuit obtained by CNN. The facility provides behavioral health services to teens.

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