DETROIT (AP) — A police officer and two paramedics have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man who suffered convulsions in a suburban Detroit jail but wasn’t taken to a hospital.
William Marshall died from cocaine toxicity at the Westland police lock-up in December.READ MORE: Kellogg's Being Sued Over Strawberry Pop-Tarts
Prosecutor Kym Worthy says Marshall was repeatedly denied help, despite convulsions that lasted off and on for more than an hour. She says Sgt. Ronald Buckley insisted that Marshall remain in jail. Paramedics Matt Dicosola and Leah Maynard were present.READ MORE: Target To Open Store In Midtown Detroit
Worthy says the paramedics abandoned the 35-year-old Marshall. She says video is “crucial” to the case.
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Separately, no charges will be filed in the death of a man at an Ecorse police lock-up in June 2017.