National City Police and Sheriff's Deputies will face no criminal charges in connection with the death of a drug-impaired man following his combative arrest in National City.
San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced 40 year old Earl McNeil was taken into custody May 26th and suffered heart failure while officers prepared to book him into jail.
He died in a hospital 16 days later due to brain damage from lack of oxygen, according to county officials.
Stephan said McNeil was on methamphetamine when he went to the police station asking for help.
And she said the medical examiner said McNeil's death had similar characteristics as others who died from methamphetamine.
His family tells KOGO news it's negligent murder, and they're filing a civil lawsuit against National City, the National City Police Department and the Sheriff's department.
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