Charges filed in death at Detroit-area jail

DETROIT (AP) — A police officer and two paramedics have been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a man who suffered convulsions in a suburban Detroit jail but wasn’t taken to a hospital.

William Marshall died from cocaine toxicity at the Westland police lock-up in December.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy says Marshall was repeatedly denied help, despite convulsions that lasted off and on for more than an hour. She says Sgt. Ronald Buckley insisted that Marshall remain in jail. Paramedics Matt Dicosola and Leah Maynard were present.

Worthy says the paramedics abandoned the 35-year-old Marshall. She says video is “crucial” to the case.

It’s unclear which attorneys will be representing the accused.

Separately, no charges will be filed in the death of a man at an Ecorse police lock-up in June 2017.

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