TEXARKANA POLICE

DEPARTMENT

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS
new badge Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
11-02-2010  
     

Re: Death in Custody

 

On Thursday, December 2nd 2010, at 5:30pm, two officers and a police supervisor were dispatched to 2205 Grove Street, in reference to a report of a black male in the house that was armed. Two telephone calls were received at the 911 Comm-Center prior to officers arriving on scene. Upon arrival officers on the front porch could hear loud screaming coming from inside the residence and observed a black male swinging a wooden cane at elderly black male through a window. The elderly male was later identified by officers as the grandfather, Scottie Brown. The situation inside the house was so violent officers had to force entry into the residence kicking open a locked door.

Once inside the residence the officers encountered a loud belligerent and disorderly B/M, Brandon Daniels, 23 years of age in the living room. Brandon Daniels was extremely combative swinging at and striking both officers with the wooden cane. One of our officers was struck on the hand and the other officer was struck on the left jaw while attempting to take the suspect into custody. The struggle between the officers and suspect continued as officers attempted to restrain and arrest Daniels taking him into custody. While the officers were defending themselves from the suspect moving towards them and swinging at them with a wooden cane, they sprayed the suspect with an aerosol O.C spray several times in an attempt to disable him. The officers were able to subdue Daniels and place him into handcuffs after the O. C. spray was deployed.

Daniels was then moved from the residence to a marked patrol unit and transported to the Bi-State Justice Center. The officers arrived at the jail area in the basement of the Bi-State Justice Center, parked the patrol car, and went to the rear door to remove Brandon Daniels from the rear of the patrol car. The arresting officer noted Daniels was unresponsive. They notified the dispatch center to have the jail medical staff come the patrol car and asked for an ambulance to be dispatched to the basement of the Bi-State Justice Center to help get him out of the patrol car. While waiting for LifeNet to arrive, CPR was administered continually attempting to revive Daniels. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time it is believed Daniels death is medical related. Daniels body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy and further testing.

Daniels has had several encounters with law enforcement both as a juvenile and as an adult.

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
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Contact Information
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax) 
kmitchell@txkusa.org

 

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