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Man Dies In Custody Of Fayetteville Police

Posted November 4, 2005

— Investigators are trying to determine why a man died while in the custody of Fayetteville police on Thursday morning.

An official with the Fayetteville Police Department said 24-year-old Jamal Davis fled on foot after he was pulled over for a traffic stop early Thursday.

Officers apprehended Davis without using force, police said. He was handcuffed, placed into a patrol car and transported to the Cumberland County Detention Center.

While at the detention center, police said, the suspect required emergency medical assistance and was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

He was pronounced dead at 6:55 a.m. Thursday.

Police said the cause of death is not known. The officers involved in the incident have also been placed on administrative duty.

Another officer

was placed on administrative duty following a separate incident Thursday. Officer Bart Suggs pulled over 24-year-old Calvin Wilson during a routine traffic stop at about 4 p.m. on Seneca Drive.

According to police, Suggs believed Wilson had a weapon. After giving a number of warnings to Wilson, Suggs shot him. Wilson later died at the hospital.

Per department policy, the Fayetteville Police Department's Office of Professional Standards and the State Bureau of Investigation are conducting investigations into the circumstances surrounding the incidents.


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