Agencies: Lubbock Police Department Texas
Last updated: 2 months ago
Officers took Campbell into custody after one says he saw Campbell assault a woman.
Campbell ran from the officer, according to police.
"His initial reaction to police intervention was to run away and then to hide. The K9 officer gave several warnings that we were using a police K9, requested that the suspect give up, to show himself, " said Stevens. "He did not. He continued to hide up until the K9 bit him, and then he struggled and fought with the K9, and even after the bite was released, he continued to struggle as he was handcuffed, and so he did not voluntarily comply with any of the officers' actions, even when EMS was attempting to treat him."
Several officers and a K-9 were called in to help find Campbell.
Stevens says that when they found Campbell, the K-9 bit him on his arm.
Stevens says that Campbell then told police he was having trouble breathing, so officers called EMS.
While waiting, police say Campbell began struggling and hit his head.
Once at the hospital, police released Campbell pending the filing of charges.
"At the time of his death he was not in custody," Police Chief Stevens says. "However, there is the possibility that what caused his death occurred either while he was in custody, or more specifically, while we were attempting to taking him into custody."
March 2016 Homicide ruling