Blanca Sierra, the mother of Denis Reyes, poses for a portrait by her living-room window in her Bronx apartment on May 28, 2015. Her son died in police custody on May 14, 2015.
Medication, books and other personal belongings sit on bookshelves in Denis Reyes’ bedroom. Reyes’ brother, Wilfredo Bracero, said Reyes moved into his mother’s apartment after he came out of jail.
Blanca Sierra holds a leaflet that she said was given to her son Denis Reyes at Alcoholics Anonymous. She said her son had was not intoxicated on the day that he died.
A cross of Jesus Christ hangs above the doorway in Denis Reyes’ bedroom. Reyes’ mother, Blanca Sierra, said her son was increasingly spiritual.
Several pairs of glasses sit on a bookshelf in Denis Reyes’ bedroom in his mother’s Bronx apartment, where he lived.
Blanca Sierra, the mother of Denis Reyes, leaves her son’s bedroom after looking through some of her son’s belongings.