SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The inmate who died Sunday in the Spokane County Jail has been identified as a man who had called 911 for help with a drug overdose because he was a diabetic and had ingested methamphetamine.
The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/WoD3m7 ) 33-year-old Christopher J. Parker was evaluated by fire department medics who didn't feet he needed to go to a hospital. Instead, they turned him over to police, and he was jailed on an outstanding arrest warrant.
In jail, Parker became uncooperative. Corrections deputies shocked him with a Taser and put him in a restraint chair where he stopped breathing.
The Washington State Patrol is investigating the death.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com