Police: Man dies after being found hanging in cell

Jan 4, 2015 10:34 AM by News Staff

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - Orange County authorities are investigating the death of a man found hanging and unconscious in a La Habra jail cell after his arrest for suspicion of domestic violence.

City News Service reports that police say the man was arrested after a report of a domestic dispute at about 9:45 a.m. Friday.

Police say the man - whose name was not immediately released - was later found hanging and unconscious in his cell. Officers attempted to revive him. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office is investigating, which is standard in such cases.

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