Officials ID Person Who Died While in Norwich Police Custody

Norwich Police
NBC Connecticut

The state Office of Inspector General is investigating after a man who was in Norwich police custody died in a holding cell on Feb. 4.

Norwich police previously said that the Office of the Inspector General, assisted by the Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad, is investigating the death, per state statute.

The Office of Inspector General on Friday identified the man who died as Brenton Chambers and said results of an autopsy are listed as pending.

The Office of the Inspector General said Norwich police officers arrested Chambers on Feb. 3 and took him to the Norwich Police Department, where he went through the booking process.

While he was at the police department, Chambers complained of foot pain and was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

Just before 4 a.m. on Feb. 4, he collapsed in his cell, and Norwich police officers rendered aid and summoned the assistance of emergency medical technicians, according to the Office of Inspector General.

The Connecticut State Police Central District Major Crime Squad is conducting the investigation, which is continuing.

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