Why police think they’re not to blame for the deaths in custody
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Why do you think if you could maybe explain it
in layman’s terms, why and how Mr. Perez
die, according to you?
Sure. Simply put, he was very restless due
to his methamphetamine use.
He was hypermetabolic, i.e.
he was very… his heart rate was high, his temperature was high.
He was restless, resistant and struggling.
And on top of that, he had an abnormal heart,
which was enlarged and also had
significant atherosclerotic disease of two vessels
that were blocked up to 80%.
And by its agitation, which creates an acidosis, its
sick heart and methamphetamine
along with the irritation that can also cause the heart –
all these things helped to cause
a sudden heart event.
Do you believe or is it your opinion
to any degree of scientific certainty
that Mr. Perez would have died of his abnormal heart
but whatever the meeting
with the police?
With its temperature of 105 and its degree
of agitation and his behavior, I
believe he would be dead at some point, yes.
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