Autopsy inconclusive in Ore. police struggle death



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 ( ) the autopsy showed no lethal trauma, so he’ll await toxicology reports.


Information from: Mail Tribune,