Brady Lundt, MTN Reporter
Feb. 12, 2020
A woman died on Friday after police detained her outside a Manchester Walmart.
According to a statement from District Attorney Craig Northcott, Manchester Police arrived at the store because of the woman behaving erratically.
An officer escorted her outside where the woman began to escalate the situation. She then collapsed while the officer was attempting to restrain her. She was taken to Unity Regional Hospital and later transferred to St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, where she died that evening.
“A significant amount of methamphetamine was located in the decedent’s possession,” says the statement. “At this point, it appears the woman died from a medical issue unrelated to the officer’s conduct. There is no reason to believe that the officer acted inappropriately or in any way contributed to the death of the woman.”
An autopsy has been requested in order to determine the cause of death and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will independently review the case. The identity of the woman has been withheld to respect the privacy of the family.