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Second video released by police shows drug suspect talking to officers after arrest

Police released a 13-second video Tuesday that shows Curtis Roeman Mangum animated and talking following his arrest for felony drug charges earlier this month.

Mangum, 32, of Raleigh, died hours later after paramedics transported him from a police precinct to WakeMed.

Mangum’s arrest in the 400 block of Rose Lane in Southeast Raleigh was captured by Mobile Video Recording equipment inside another officer’s vehicle while the officer was transporting another subject, city officials said. The short video, taken at 10:59 p.m. Jan. 10, shows Mangum sitting on a sidewalk curb with hands cuffed behind his back. He is talking to two officers.

He was arrested following the traffic stop of a car he was riding in. Police found 28 grams of a green leafy substance they thought was marijuana, along with .5 grams of a rock-like substance thought to be cocaine and a digital scale. They also found a loaded semi-automatic handgun and six fully loaded magazines in the glove box of the vehicle.

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Curtis Mangum with his daughter Zanyah. Courtesy of Save Our Sons

Mangum left the scene with an arresting officer at about 11:10 p.m. and arrived at the South-East District police station on Cross Link Road at about 11:16 p.m., according to a five-day report released after his death. The arresting officer, while assisting Mangum out of the back seat of his patrol vehicle, noticed that he appeared less steady on his feet and was quieter than he had been earlier. The officer told a supervising sergeant that he should call for emergency medical services because he was concerned about Mangum.

Paramedics arrived at the station at about 11:27 p.m. Video cameras showed that it was about 11:32 p.m. when Mangum walked out the front door of the station and met the paramedic, who had a stretcher waiting for him. Mangum climbed onto the stretcher and was taken by ambulance to WakeMed. He was admitted to the hospital as a patient at about 11:53 p.m.

Mangum’s condition worsened, and he was pronounced dead at about 2:40 a.m. Jan. 11.

After a ruling from Superior Court Judge Graham Shirley earlier this month, the original video from the station was released to counter rumors circulating on social media that Mangum had died while he was inside the police station.

The five-day report from the police department cited a preliminary autopsy from the state medical examiner, who found a torn plastic bag inside Mangum’s stomach. The only sign of injury noted by the medical examiner was a small scrape on one of Mangum’s shins.

Thomasi McDonald: 919-829-4533, @thomcdonald

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