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Man's Death While In Custody Of Security Guards Ruled A Homicide: DCist


Man's Death While In Custody Of Security Guards Ruled A Homicide: DCist: LaShon Beamon, a spokeswoman for the D.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, said Alonzo Smith died of sudden cardiac arrest complicated by “acute cocaine toxicity while restrained.” She said a contributing factor was “compression of torso.”

The homicide ruling does not necessarily mean a crime has been committed. It means the medical examiner concluded that Smith died at the hands of another. It will be up to D.C. police, who assigned homicide detectives to the case from the start, and prosecutors to decide if there was criminal intent.

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