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Dying in Police Custody: Family Releases Another Autopsy, With Different Results

SOUTHAVEN, MISS– Troy Goode died in police custody after being arrested in July. While the state did run an autopsy on Goode, the family had an independent examination performed. The results, according to their lawyer, do not match. 

Originally, drugs were credited for Goode’s death. Tim Edwards. the family attorney, tells WREG the autopsy pinpoints the way the man was tied that caused his death.

“The medical examiner will support the proposition that hogtieing and placing in a prone position is lethal force,” family attorney Tim Edwards, of Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, said during a press conference.

The attorneys also state that Goode wasn’t a threat, but was tased, had a K-9 dog on him, and was “hog-tied” until his death at the hospital. The family says that Goode wasn’t untied until he had already died.

The secondary autopsy states that in this hog-tied position, Goode wasn’t getting enough oxygen, which caused the rhythm change and eventually stopped his heart.

The family plans to file a lawsuit. News Mississippi will continue to follow this story.

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