Huntsville police want state probe after man dies in custody

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Huntsville police are asking state law officers to investigate the circumstances of a man who died while in their custody.

Huntsville police say their officers were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle Tuesday and encountered the man, who tried to run from police but was taken into custody.

Police say he showed signs of a possible drug overdose, and paramedics were called to treat him. He later died at a hospital.

WHNT-TV reports that Huntsville police have asked the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s State Bureau of Investigation to investigate. The man’s identity wasn’t released.

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9/8/2021 7:12:37 AM (GMT -5:00)

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