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Lurry Jr. was 37 when he died in January after being arrested in what Joliet police said was a drug investigation.
Police said Lurry Jr. concealed drugs in his mouth during the arrest. The Will County Coroner's office determined that he ingested a lethal combination of heroin, cocaine and fentanyl.
Protests have focused on video showing the police handling of Lurry in the back of a squad car as he lost consciousness, and his nose was pinched as his mouth was probed for the drugs.
Lurry Sr. died at the age of 36 from complications after a workplace injury at the Citgo refinery in Lemont in 1999 left most of his body covered with burns, Mitchell said. He was an assistant basketball coach at Joliet Central High School, where his son played on the team.
"They had a great relationship," said Karen Gordon, sister of Lurry Sr. "My brother taught BJ how to play basketball. He helped him in school."