August 14, 1989
Agencies: Tulsa Police Department Oklahoma
Cause of death: Beating
Last updated: about 5 years ago
Tulsa police and deputies apparently tried to pull Smith over in August of 1989, leading to a pursuit that lasted about a half hour.
He eventually jumped from his car and ran, but was caught.
According to some accounts, he was beaten after spitting at officers, then taken to a gas station where an ambulance was called.