Philadelphia police investigating death of man in custody

An officer who struck the man in the face and head as he attempted to put him in handcuffs has been placed on administrative duty.

  • The Associated Press

(Philadelphia) — A Philadelphia Police spokesman says the department is investigating the death of a man who was in police custody on his way to the hospital.

Police didn’t release the name of the 28-year-old man who died Wednesday evening.

Officers say they responded to a medical call and were told by a pharmacist that the man had received an overdose reversing drug.

Police say an officer who struck the man in the face and head as he attempted to put him in handcuffs has been placed on administrative duty during the investigation.

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