Death investigation underway after man dies in police custody
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ)-Troopers released new information on Sunday about a death investigation for a man who died in police custody.
Kentucky State Police Troopers say the Ashland Police Department was in the area when officers came across a man with an active warrant for his arrest.
Troopers say the man took off running behind a trailer.
APD officers found the man entangled in a fence.
He then was handcuffed, arrested without incident, and that’s when the man started complaining of medical issues, according to troopers.
APD transported the man to a nearby hospital, where he later died of his ailments.
The man’s identity is not being released.
His body was sent to the medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy, according to troopers.
Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley directed all inquiries to KSP Post 14.
The death remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.
ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -A death investigation is underway after a man died in police custody, according to the Kentucky State Police.
KSP Investigators say the individual was in the custody of the Ashland Police Department on Saturday.
Troopers said the agency was notified of the incident around 1 p.m.
The man’s body was sent to the medical examiner’s office in Frankfort for an autopsy.
This is a developing story.
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