Bedford Heights: Man dies after fight at correctional facility

11:14 AM, Jun 24, 2013   |    comments
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BEDFORD HEIGHTS -- A man died Friday at the Bedford Heights Correctional Facility following an alleged fight with officers.

A press release issued by the city of Bedford Heights says it was around 6:44 p.m. when Omar Arrington-Bey was found on top of two corrections officers while choking them.

Officers tried to remove him, but authorities say he resisted their attempts.

Eventually, officers reportedly got Arrington-Bey under control, handcuffed him and placed him in a restraint chair.

At this time, Arrington-Bey became unresponsive and medical crews were called to the scene. He was taken to Bedford Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by medical staff a short time later.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation of the Ohio Attorney General's Office was contacted and a request was made for an investigation as a result of the death.

According to the police chief, Arrington-Bey was in custody at the Bedford Heights Correctional Facility after he was arrested earlier in the day.


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