SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — An autopsy found that complications of mixed drug intoxication and cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained lead to the death of Marshall Miles in police custody last November.
Autopsy results released Friday showed 36-year-old Miles had meth, ecstasy, cocaine, and marijuana in his system at his time of death. He also sustained blunt force injures to his torso and limbs.READ MORE: 'Nature Shouldn't Be Treated Like A Trash Can': 7th Graders Team Up To Clean Up Lodi Lake
Deputies were investigating a report of a man jumping on cars and ripping off windshield wipers near Watt Avenue and A Street in the North Sacramento area back on Oct. 28. The man – identified as Marshall Miles – was soon found and detained.
During the booking process at the Sacramento County Jail, deputies say Miles struggled with them and was uncooperative.'Heart Breaks Again': Homeless Advocate Speaks Out As Sacramento Police Investigate Homicide Of Possible Homeless Woman
Miles was put in a jail cell but was soon found to be unresponsive. First aid was given by deputies, jail medical staff and fire department personnel and he was soon taken to the hospital. He was given a “compassionate release” from the sheriff’s department’s custody so as to allow loved ones to visit him.
Miles was pronounced dead several days later on Nov. 1.
In December, the sheriff’s department released video detailing the whole incident from several different sources with minimal redactions.
“The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department recognizes the significance of this incident and is committed to transparency and communicating openly with our community,” the department wrote in a release.MORE NEWS: Woodland Man, 18, Accused Of Intentionally Hitting Man With Car During Argument
The department notes that, while Miles was not in their custody at the time of his death, the incident is still being investigated as an in-custody death for reporting, evidence collection and preservation, and analysis purposes.