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San Bernardino man dies after struggle with police

November 15, 2011 |  6:36 pm

Image: Map shows approximate location of where a man struggled with police and eventually died in San Bernardino. Source: Google Maps A 29-year-old San Bernardino man died after being Tasered and pepper sprayed by police officers attempting to take him into custody Tuesday morning outside a board-and-care facility.

Police responded to a disturbance call in the 1100 block of East 26th Street just after 9 a.m.  The man, identified as Jonathan White, whose mother runs the facility, allegedly was yelling and threatening residents, according to a statement released by agency spokeswoman Lt. Gwendolyn Waters.

When officers attempted to take White into custody, he resisted, police said.  Officers then used a Taser  and pepper spray to control White, without success, and struggled with him until more officers arrived to assist, police said.

Paramedics were evaluating White at the scene when he stopped breathing. He was taken to St. Bernardine Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just after 10 a.m. A coroner’s investigation will determine his cause of death.

Three officers were treated for minor injuries sustained during the struggle, police said.

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Image: Map shows approximate location of where a man struggled with police and eventually died in San Bernardino. Source: Google Maps

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