The male, Darrell Lauderdele (b/m, DOB 8-28-62), of 5938 Westover,
stopped breathing and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where
he was pronounced dead.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W.J. Anthony and Officer D. W. Arnold
Mr. Lauderdele was arrested for public intoxication in the 6000 block
of Vasser after patrol officers responded to a suspicious event call.
Lauderdele was transported to the HPD Stringfellow Southeast Police
Station Jail where he had some type of psychotic episode and started
convulsing. Jail medical personnel checked Lauderdele and called an
ambulance. Prior to the ambulance arriving, Lauderdele stopped
breathing and jail medical personnel began performing CPR on him.
Paramedics arrived and transported Lauderdele to the hospital.
As is customary in in-custody deaths in the city limits, the case is
being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.
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HPD jail inmate dies after becoming ill
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
A man died shortly after being taken to jail at the Houston Police Department’s southeast division headquarters on Mykawa early today.
The man became ill after being taken into custody and was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital around 12:30 a.m., homicide investigators said.
The man was declared dead at the hospital. Other details of the death were not immediately available.