- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) - A grand jury has decided that charges aren’t warranted against a Norfolk officer who struggled with a man who later died.

The 42-year-old man, Andrew Murphy Sr., died at a hospital after the incident at a Norfolk motel on Jan. 7. The grand jury concluded on Tuesday that no crime had been committed by the officer, who has not been named. Nebraska law requires that a grand jury investigate whenever someone dies in custody or while being arrested.

Madison County Attorney Joe Smith said an autopsy showed that Murphy died accidentally of excited delirium from ingestion of methamphetamine and cannabinoid.


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