A man who died after a struggle with San Leandro police in which he was stunned with a Taser has been identified by the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as 32-year-old Darnell Hutchinson.
Hutchinson, an Oakland resident, died after an incident at Nations Giant Hamburgers at 1335 Washington Ave., where officers responded to a report of a suspicious person.
Nations employees reported that a man there, later identified as Hutchinson, was scaring customers by “acting strange” and was asked to leave several times but refused, police said.
Officers arrived and found Hutchinson outside the restaurant, where he refused to cooperate with the officers and a struggle ensued, according to police.
One of the officers used a Taser to try to subdue Hutchinson but it was ineffective, police said.
The struggle continued, with the two officers and Hutchinson falling to the ground at one point. Two other officers then arrived and were ultimately able to control and handcuff him, according to police.
Immediately after being handcuffed, Hutchinson’s health began to deteriorate. Paramedics responded and took him to a hospital where he died, police said.
The cause of his death has not been determined, with toxicology and autopsy reports from the coroner’s bureau still pending, according to police.
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