Pasco Police Department: In Custody Death, September 2, 2013

SUBJECT:   In Custody Death

On September 1, 2013 at 12:30 A.M., Pasco Police responded to the Golden Nugget Night Club located at 210 S. 4th Ave. in reference to a report of 15 to 20 persons fighting at the location.  Upon arrival it was learned that several persons involved had fled the location.

A short time later a person believed to have been involved in the altercation was located running in the area of S. 8th and A St.  Police were able to detain the person in the area of S. 9th Ave. and B St. after a short foot.  While the person was being taken into custody it was discovered that he had stopped breathing.  Efforts were made to resuscitate the male without success.

The male is 35 years of age with a Yakima address.  No Taser, pepper spray nor  any other weapons were used by police to affect the arrest.  Since the male passed away while in custody the Tri-City Special Investigations Unit (SIU) responded to investigate. 

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