Man found unconscious in back of cop car, died at hospital

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – An incarcerated man was found unconscious in the back of a police car at the San Diego Central Jail Sunday, he later died in a hospital.

Acting Homicide Lt. Manuel Del Toro said the man was under the influence of drugs and that he also possessed them.

Officers arrested the man and took him to Central Jail to be booked.   

Upon arrival, the officers found the man unconscious, Del Toro said. He was taken to UCSD Hospital and died just before 5:00 a.m.   

Homicide detectives were called to investigate.   

According to Del Toro, the man was cooperative when he was arrested and no forced was used by the officers.

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