The family of Ralph Nimmons asks the Brooklyn DA to investigate his death for possible manslaughter charges. Nimmons died when employees of a Stop &Shop store allegedly fatally attacked him when they thought he was shop lifting.

Nimmons Family

Charges Demanded In Death Of Suspected East Flatbush Shoplifter

April 28, 2018 - 3:03 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The death of a suspected shoplifter at a Stop & Shop in East Flatbush became the subject of a protest on Saturday.

Family members and others want the store employees who held him down, held accountable.

The protest was at the store on Tilden Ave right off of Flatbush Ave. That's where Ralph Nimmons was accused of shoplifting earlier this month.

Among those at the protest were Nimmons' family and representatives from the Black Lives Matter organization.

BLM protestors told shoppers to boycott the store. Joining the protestors was Pastor Jerome Herald of The Haitian Clergy Association in East Flatbush.

"We want to say black lives matter as a clergy. We all are people of god, we all bleed. Something like that should not happen," he said.

Nimmons' family says three store employees held Nimmons down and compressed his chest because they thought he had stolen food from the store. Nimmons had a heart condition, he died shortly after at Kings County Hospital.

The DA's office is investigating the circumstances, but so far no charges have been filed.

Nimmons' family said that at the very least, the employees should be charged with manslaughter.

Stop & Shop told 1010 WINS they are cooperating full with the investigation and extended their sympathies to Nimmons' family.