Man Dies After Being Tasered At Police Lockup
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CHICAGO (CBS) — A man who was combative with police at a South Side lockup died Thursday after he was Tasered, authorities said.
The 38-year-old man, Phillip Coleman, died Thursday at Roseland Community Hospital where he was taken for treatment.
Police say the man, who was arrested Wednesday evening, battled with officers several times while he was in custody of police from the Calumet Area lockup, 727 E. 111th St.
The man was arrested about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday after officers were called to a home in the West Pullman neighborhood for a domestic disturbance.
When police arrived at the home, in the 12800 block of South Morgan Street, they found the man had beaten his 69-year-old mother.
As he was being placed under arrest, police say the man struggled with officers and spat blood at them.
On Thursday he again fought with officers when they attempted to transport him to court, police said.
He was subdued after police Tasered him and took him to the hospital.
Hospital staff gave him a sedative and the man later died, though his time of death was not released, according to the statement.
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