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Ojibwe man who scuffled with police dies in Duluth

A White Earth Ojibwe tribal member who had a confrontation with police in downtown Duluth, Minnesota, died on Tuesday

David Michael Croud, 29, was arrested on Wednesday, October 12. Police said he was intoxicated and that he resisted arrest when they tried to take him to a detoxification center.

Instead of going to the detox center, Croud was taken to the hospital instead. After being medicated, he stopped breathing and fell into a coma from which he never awoke.

Croud's family and local tribal members are questioning the actions of the police. One witness aid the officers acted aggressively and that Croud was not violent.

Members of the Duluth American Indian Commission say the incident smacks of racism. They are calling for a full investigation. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is currently looking into the incident.

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