- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Authorities in Lansing are implementing changes in how inmates are monitored following the death earlier this year of a 39-year-old Grand Ledge man who was found unresponsive at police lockup.

Lansing police say Friday in a release that recommendations were made by an internal review board that looked into Christopher Phillips’ death.

Changes include drug intoxication training for jail staff and updating policies to increase cell check awareness.

Phillips was being held on a misdemeanor traffic charge. Officers discovered him not breathing and performed CPR. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead on April 27.

An autopsy showed Phillips died of an overdose of multiple drugs.

State police investigated the incident for the Ingham County prosecutor’s office. No criminal charges were filed.

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