Delaware man who died in the custody of Maryland soldiers identified – CBS Baltimore
CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland prosecutors on Wednesday identified a Delaware motorist who died last week after becoming unresponsive at a state police barracks following his arrest.
The attorney general’s office identified the man as Armar Womack, 64, of Delaware, according to a news release. Pursuant to a state law approved last year, the Independent Investigations Division will review Womack’s death.
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Soldiers conducting a traffic stop Friday night arrested Womack and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, according to news releases. He was conscious and responding to questions at the time of his arrest, authorities said.
Womack was taken to the Maryland State Police barracks in Centerville and placed in a cell. About two hours after arriving at the barracks, Womack began “showing signs of distress and became unresponsive,” officials said. Soldiers responded and notified emergency medical services, who took him to a hospital where he died shortly before midnight, according to state police.
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According to officials, there is camera footage that the Independent Investigations Division can usually release within 14 days of an incident.
Officers implicated Maryland State Police employees, but the division said it was not releasing their names at this stage for security reasons.
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