Man Dies in Panhandle Sheriff's Office Custody

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Panhandle authorities say a man died after being taken into custody by sheriff's deputies.
The Escambia County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to a Pensacola home early Monday to investigate calls about a man "displaying irrational behavior."
The sheriff's office says deputies found Tracy Deshawn Lett lying on the floor of a home he unlawfully entered.
Deputies said Lett began to show signs of being in medical distress after they restrained him. The sheriff's office says deputies unrestrained Lett and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
Lett was pronounced dead at a hospital. An autopsy is pending.


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  • by John Location: Panama City on Apr 4, 2012 at 02:33 PM
    Completely misleading headline. Sounds to me like they found a dead guy they may have thought was asleep. Once the realized he was in distress......bad headling channel 7
  • by Brian Location: Panama City on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:02 AM
    Sounds like it wasn't the police's fault. Sounds like this criminal was on drugs and those drugs killed him. It was probably meth, crack, or something which accelerated his metabolism and heart rate. So, this scumbag did it to himself.
  • by JASON Location: SMITH on Apr 3, 2012 at 10:43 PM
    LOVE HOW THE MEDIA SAYS "DIES IN SHERIFF'S OFFICE CUSTODY" SOUNDS LIKE THE DEPUTIES DID THEIR PART I HATE THE MEDIA, AND ALL OF THEIR LIES, THEY ARE DISHONEST AND ALL LIARS, LIARS, LIARS...DID I SAY LIARS
  • by Travis Location: Vernon. on Apr 3, 2012 at 01:28 PM
    That's referred to as being detained, not in custody.
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