The Charlotte-Mecklenburg cops, 4 officers & a sergeant, have resigned after they were investigated over the death of a 41-year-old Black man who died after experiencing a medical emergency in police custody in January, authorities said Thursday.
The 5 North Carolina police officers allegedly failed to seek immediate medical attention for Harold Easter, a suspect who ingested crack cocaine before he died in January.
Easter experienced a medical emergency in a police interrogation room where he was left alone for almost an hour, The AP reported.
Easter was pronounced dead on Jan 26, three days after suffering a medical emergency in custody, officials said.
An independent review board cited the 5 cops for termination on Sept. 17 after a months-long investigation, according to the police department.