North Texas Police Punish 4 Officers After Death of Man in Custody [VIDEO]
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Four North Texas jailers face either dismissal or suspension over the March death of an inmate who was physically restrained.
Arlington police late Monday announced plans to fire three detention officers following the administrative investigation into the death of 42-year-old Jonathan Paul. A jail supervisor will be suspended five days. All can appeal.
Paul was arrested following a domestic disturbance call to his apartment complex. Jail surveillance video shows officers restraining Paul, who appeared agitated or in distress. He became motionless after being taken to another cell and further restrained. He later died at a hospital.
One of the suspended officers, Pedro Medina, was indicted last month on a charge of criminally negligent homicide. Another officer, Stephen Schmidt, retired before being indicted on the same charge.
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