LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are investigating the death of an assault suspect who struggled with officers and was hit with a stun gun during an arrest.

The LAPD says officers responding to a call of a gun assault discovered the suspect fighting with four men at a downtown business.

Officials say in order to subdue the man, officers used body weight, punches, and a stun gun numerous times. Hobble restraints were used to control the suspect’s arms and legs.

An ambulance transported the man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death is under investigation.

The suspect’s name was not released.

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Comments (5)
  1. Not newsworthy says:

    Cause of death: POLICE BRUTALITY

    1. punisher says:

      Cause of death..non compliance. now shut your face.

      1. Chris says:

        Cause of Death….Resisting Arrest, and yes…shut your mouth

  2. Southbay cop says:

    When a suspect (not a victim) dies from such a situation like this, it is always from a secondary cause (i.e. Heart attack). Meaning the death was not caused by the taser or officers use of force. The death was caused by the suspect himself who I’m sure did not comply.

  3. Loser says:

    Not newsworthy i bet your mom was brutalized by a cop from the back door long ago and that is why you always have to make stupid comments….loser

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