- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man has died after deputies restrained him during an arrest.

WTOK-TV (https://bit.ly/1GhSqIi) reports 40-year-old Stephen Gene Davenport got in a fight with another man in Meridian early Tuesday. Authorities say Davenport became violent when deputies tried to arrest him. Two deputies were injured trying to break up the fight.

After being restrained, Davenport became unresponsive. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.

Davenport’s mother told the station her son was a drug user and that she isn’t angry with authorities, but wants answers.

Deputies were wearing body cameras during the incident. Video will be sent to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation as evidence.

Davenport’s body has been sent to Jackson for autopsy.


Information from: WTOK-TV, https://www.wtok.com



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