Mississippi city settles over mans death in police custody

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Mississippi city settles man’s murder in police custody

A Mississippi city has settled a case involving a Tennessee man, who died in police custody after taking LSD during a concert.

ByThe Associated Press

July 21, 2021, 6 :17 PM

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SOUTHAVEN. Miss. — The family of a Tennessee man who took LSD at a concert and then died after police stunned him and restrained him facedown has settled their lawsuit with a Mississippi city.

WMC-TV reported this week that the settlement ended the wrongful death case between Troy Goode and Southaven in relation to his 2015 death.

The terms were not immediately available.

Both sides agreed that Goode was 30, a Cordova resident, who took LSD while at a concert. Authorities said that several people called 911 to report a man acting strangely after the show.

Goode was taken by police using a Taser along with a police dog. They then tied him to a restraint and placed him on his stomach. Goode’s family claims that he died from asphyxia due to asthma.

Southaven’s attorneys said that LSD contributed to Goode’s death. The police and paramedics had no choice but to restrain Goode to ensure that he didn’t harm himself or others.

A statement from the city stated that Southaven was protected by the settlement and not guilty or responsible.

“The night of the incident, our first responders faced many difficulties while making timely decisions was crucial. They served bravely and I won’t permit them to be secondguessed by anyone, not even a juror, while doing their job keeping the City and its citizens safe,” Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite wrote.

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