Coroner IDs guy who died following police neck restraint

Monday, May 15, 2017|10:08 a.m.

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A male who passed away Sunday after he was tazed, punched and put into a neck restraint by City Authorities on the Strip has actually been recognized.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified him as Tashii Brown, 40 of Las Vegas. The cause and manner of death are still pending.

The event occurred about 1 a.m. at a Las Vegas Strip hotel, police said.

Brown, who approached 2 officers inside the hotel, was acting unpredictably and stated “people were chasing him,” according to authorities. He then ran into a protected location of the property as the officers chased him, cops said.

When outside the back of the hotel, Brown attempted to obtain into another person’s pickup truck, and officers stunned him with a Taser, authorities said.

Brown continued to battle with police, and one officer hit him with a closed fist numerous times before applying a lateral vascular neck restraint, police stated. Brown went unconscious and was required to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, cops stated.

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