On January 3, 2023, at about 10:00 PM, Dallas Police responded to a request to assist Dallas Fire Rescue with a combative patient at 5122 Cardiff Street.
The preliminary investigation determined when officers arrived DFR and a family member was trying to control the man. Officers were able to place the man into handcuffs with minimal force and he was placed on a stretcher and loaded into a DFR ambulance for transport. While on the way to a local hospital, the man went into cardiac arrest. The man died at the hospital at 11:19 pm.
The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and will conduct an independent investigation. The Office of Community Police Oversight was notified and also responded.
The investigation is ongoing and is being investigated by the Special Investigations Unit as a death in custody. The case is documented under case number 001772- 2023.