Baton Rouge Police investigate Wednesday night in-custody death
BATON ROUGE - A 42-year-old man from Baker died in Baton Rouge Police custody late Wednesday.
Baton Rouge Police are investigating, the agency said.
The man who died was identified as Terry Baggett.
Police said Baggett was taken into custody for distributing marijuana when he complained of a medical issue at 7 p.m. Baggett was taken to the hospital, police said, for evaluation. After being examined by medical staff at the hospital, the man was released back to police custody.
Police said while officers were writing the arrest report at 1st District Precinct, Baggett appeared to be in some type of physical distress. Officers began to render aid and called for fire and EMS for assistance.
Baggett died at the police precinct, the department said.
Baggett’s death is under investigation and will be determined by the coroner after an autopsy is performed, police said.
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