From The Tribune staff reports
HUNTSVILLE — When Huntsville police officers attempted to take a man into custody here on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, something went wrong.
Authorities here say he showed signs of a possible drug overdose and later died at an area hospital after paramedics were called to treat him. Now the HPD is seeking help from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency to conduct an outside investigation into the man’s death. The deceased’s name has not been publicly released.
Police officers were investigating a stolen vehicle reported when they encountered the subject. He tried to evade police, but was apprehended.
Huntsville police are asking state law officers to investigate the circumstances of a man who died while in their custody.
WHNT-TV first reported this story.