Idaho Man Dies While Being Restrained in Police Custody
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A southwest Idaho man police say quit breathing while being restrained by officers has died. Authorities tell the Idaho Statesman that 23-year-old Allen Hernandez of Homedale died Tuesday. Authorities say Hernandez got into a car crash on Sunday morning and asked to use the phone at a residence a quarter-mile away.
Police say he called 911 and said he wanted to go home before hanging up and getting into a fight with three residents. Owyhee County Chief Deputy Lynn Bowman says police responded to a home invasion report and restrained Hernandez.
Bowman says Hernandez stopped breathing on his own while still restrained. Officials say Hernandez was transported to a Boise hospital where he later died. The Ada County Coroner says a cause of death hasn't been determined.