Man Who Died During Incident With Rochester Police Identified
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The name of the man who died Wednesday night during a confrontation with Rochester police officers has been released.
The Minnesota BCA says the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner has identified the man as 39-year-old Albert Thomas Dashow of Rochester.
The BCA says the medical examiner has not yet determined the cause and manner of death. The agency says the officers involved have not yet submitted statements to its investigators. Their names are being withheld for now. They were placed on administrative leave after the incident that began as a routine traffic stop.
Police Chief Jim Franklin released a statement Thursday that indicated Dashow pulled into the parking lot of Cub Foods but then attempted to drive away. The officer was able to quickly stop him again and was in the process of arresting him when the physical struggle ensued. Other officers were called to the scene and Dashow was eventually subdued and taken into custody. Officials say that is when he became unresponsive and despite the life-saving efforts of the officers, that included CPR and the use of a portable heart defibrillator, Dashow died at the scene.
The preliminary investigation found no weapons were used in apprehending the man and all of the officers were wearing body cameras. The recordings from those cameras have been turned over to the BCA for review.
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