Five Raleigh police officers have been placed on administrative duty following the death of a man who was being arrested Monday morning after someone called 911 to say he was causing a disturbance.
The first two officers to arrive at the home at 3032 Slippery Elm Drive near Southeast High School found Carl Devince King, 52, just inside the door swinging a lamp, according to a statement released by the department Tuesday. The officers secured the lamp and restrained King, the statement said.
Because of King’s erratic behavior, the officers called for EMS and additional officers, the statement said. When they arrived, EMS attended to King and began CPR when his condition noticeably changed.
“CPR was continued at the scene until King was pronounced deceased,” the statement said.
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Both the Raleigh Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigation are investigating King’s death. The police department will release a more detailed report on the incident by early next week.
A woman who lived with King called 911 just before 5:30 a.m. to say he was “going crazy” and that she was scared. The call ended suddenly as she pleaded with King to calm down.