LPD Investigating Jail Death

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Lansing police are investigating the death of a man who stopped breathing while in police custody.

On Monday evening, detention officers were performing a standard cell check at the Lansing Police lockup when officials say they found the 39-year-old man from Delta Township in a general population cell unresponsive.

Officers immediately started CPR until the fire department got on scene. Police say the man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to officials he was in custody for a misdemeanor traffic charge.

Police are waiting on autopsy results and other tests to figure out how he died.

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