Autopsy inconclusive in Ore. police struggle death
Saturday, October 15, 2011
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- An autopsy Saturday failed to determine why a 50-year-old Southern Oregon man died after a brief scuffle with police at a mobile home park.
Authorities say Scott Joseph Carlson of Phoenix was arrested on Thursday after officers responded to reports of a man breaking glass and waving a stick.
Officers said they didn't use chemicals, batons or a stun gun to subdue Carlson. He stopped breathing, and police efforts to revive him failed.
Dr. James Olson, deputy state medical examiner, told the Medford Mail Tribune (http://bit.ly/pG4jgR ) the autopsy showed no lethal trauma, so he'll await toxicology reports.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/