Man Who Died in Faribault Police Custody ID’D
A news release issued by the Faribault Police Department Tuesday said officers arrested a suspected impaired driver accused of leading them on a low-speed chase on the night of September 2. The man was evaluated by medical personnel and cleared for transportation to jail.
While enroute, the man became unresponsive and was rushed to a hospital where he died. On Friday morning the Minnesota Department of Public Safety says the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man as 36-year-old Bryan Skelton of Faribault.
Authorities say he did not suffer any apparent injuries. Skelton was reported to have been drifting in and out of consciousness while he was driving the vehicle, officials say.
Skelton’s cause and manner of death is pending results of a toxicology report. The incident was captured by an officer-worn body camera and a squad car dash camera, authorities say.
The BCA is continuing to investigate Sketon’s death and will turn over its findings without a recommendation for the Rice County Attorney to review.
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