A black man died Friday, July 10 in the US following a violent arrest. A tragic event that adds to the recent series of African American deaths in police custody, although there is no indication at present whether this is a racist or a simple smudge incident.
In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a resident called police Friday to say that a man sitting on the porch of a nearby house seemed armed. Upon arrival on site, the man fled “to nearby woods,” according to the police.
Death shortly after arriving at the hospital
“The police continued and when they caught him he tried to resist arrest, “then explains the police statement, adding that the police then used pepper spray to neutralize it before passing it the handcuffs.
Mastered by the police, the man, identified by CNN as Anthony Dewayne Ware, 35, was then collapsed “when we brought him back out of the woods.” The statement said the police then “began first aid and called an emergency ambulance”, which will not suffice, since the man died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The police announced that an investigation had been opened. This will be also conducted in part by non-police investigators. An official from the local police also said that the arrest was filmed and that the pictures would be made public “to the extent that this does not hamper the continuation of the investigation.”