Bodycam video released of man who died in Phoenix police custody
PHOENIX - Phoenix Police has shared new body camera footage of the moments leading up to the death of a man in their custody.
Officers were called to an area near 44th Street and McDowell on Feb. 11 for reports of a man acting erratically and breaking windows.
"When officers arrived, they saw an adult man matching the description of the subject," said Sgt. Brian Bower with Phoenix PD. "Officers detained the man by placing him in handcuffs."
Police say the man, 40-year-old Bryan Funk, was hitting himself in the head with the lid of a trash can when they made contact with him.
Officers say they had to use leg restraints because of his "continued erratic behavior."
Funk then had a medical emergency and became unresponsive while being taken to the hospital. He died while being treated by paramedics.
A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
"This will be treated as a critical incident and will be the subject of both an administrative and criminal investigation," said Sgt. Bower.
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