SLCPD activate OICI following the death of a suspect in police custody
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police have activated an officer-involved critical incident Protocol (OICI) following a man’s death while in police custody.
We have activated the Officer-Involved-Critical-Incident Protocol (OICI) after a man died at the hospital after being taken into custody near 350 West 700 South. A PIO is on scene at 700 South 400 West for a media briefing at 7:30 p.m. #saltlakecity #slc #slcpd pic.twitter.com/2Nqx6VKNZZ
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) August 15, 2022
“I want to reassure Salt Lake City that the women and men of the Salt Lake City Police Department are professionals who have pledged to protect our community. During this incident, two of our city’s police officers were hurt. I’m grateful those injuries were not more serious,” said Chief Mike Brown in a press release. “The officer-involved-critical-incident protocol provides an independent, transparent, and objective process.”
According to a news conference, officers were responding to a robbery at a business located at 300 W. 800 S..
The suspect fled from the business after police were called. Officers located him around 356 W. 700 S..
According to a press release, the suspect then fought the officers, injuring two. Their injuries were serious but non-life threatening.
The suspect lost consciousness and collapsed after being taken into custody. Following this, officers performed medical aid including chest compressions and the administration of naloxone.
Gold cross then transported the suspect to an area hospital in critical condition. He died at the hospital.
The investigation is being conducted by OICI Protocol Team number four.
This story is developing and will be updated.
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