Freeport turns to outsider to investigate arrest of man

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Freeport turns to outsider to investigate arrest of man

A black hospital patient in IL says he was racially profiled by security who called the police on him and accused him of trying to steal his IV drip.

All three men were released after being charged and Freeport Police have put in a request for an independent investigation after Dukes alleged, "unfair and biased conduct by responding officers".

Shaquille Dukes says he went for a stroll on his doctor's orders, nevertheless used to be held after a white security guard accused him of attempting to favor the machine.

Freeport Neatly being Network (FHN) Memorial Neatly being center has now not commented on the incident, calling it a police topic.

Freeport police disclose their officers acted "basically the most helpful blueprint they are able to fair", but net launched an just probe.

Freeport police Lt. Andrew Schroeder says people shouldn't rush to judgment about the case.

The officers, according to Dukes, said he was "being arrested for attempted theft, of the IV equipment that was clearly attached to my arm".

United States police are investigating the arrest of a murky patient in IL who used to be detained shut to a effectively being heart whereas attached to an intravenous (IV) machine.

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United States police are investigating the arrest of a black patient in IL who was detained near a hospital while attached to an intravenous (IV) machine.

Mr Dukes says his IV used to be eliminated - "no longer by a doctor" - as police officers stood by.

A video of the June 9 incident shows Dukes and two other men being arrested on disorderly conduct charges by police in Freeport, Illinois, a city of about 25,000 with a black population of about 17 per cent, 185 kilometres northwest of Chicago.

"They [the police] took my rescue inhaler and began to transport me to town lockup, while in transit I began to occupy a seizure, and this ability that truth am asthma attack, I pleaded with officers for close to four minutes to retrieve my inhaler from the transporting officer, and in the end, when I became unresponsive, it miraculously regarded".

Dukes' arrest was caught on cellphone video and has over 100,000 views on Facebook.

The (Rockford) Register Star reports that Freeport City Manager Lowell Crow says he turned to Mitch Davis, police chief in the Chicago-area suburb of Hazel Crest, after reviewing police body camera footage and interviewing the man who was arrested. He told CNN he was then transported back to the hospital in handcuffs.

Dukes said he believes the incident should prompt additional sensitivity training for both police and FHN staff.

Mr Dukes is due to appear in court next month, U.S. media reports say.

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