- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) - Los Angeles County authorities say a man who died after losing consciousness while being restrained by police officers was a 27-year-old Whittier resident.

The coroner’s office said Sunday that Jonathan Andrew Salcido died at a hospital May 4 after being detained by Whittier police.

Sheriff’s Deputy Caroline Rodriguez said officers responded to a home following reports of a man suffering from a mental illness who was refusing to go to a mental hospital.

The man, later identified as Salcido, had run away from the home by the time police arrived but was followed by a family member.

Rodriguez says when officers caught up with the man, he tried to jump over a fence.

She says as officers restrained and handcuffed the man, he passed out. He died at a hospital.

An autopsy is pending. The incident is under investigation.


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