Man dies while in Jackson Police custody

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The Hinds County Coroner says she believes a man who died while in JPD’s custody, died of natural caused.

Jackson Police arrested the man, who was not identified, late Thursday night following an assault call at a local hotel.

Police say the man in question, assaulted a woman in the parking lot. He cooperated with officers and was arrested. While at the jail, officers noticed he was having problems and called an ambulance.

American Medical Response came to the jail but later told officers, the man died.

An autopsy is being conducted. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation.

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