Man who called 911 dies in LVMPD custody after ‘brief struggle’ with officers.
A man who called the police to report suspicious activity on Sunday ended up dying in police custody, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the death.
LVMPD reports that 65-year-old Roy Scott called police at 3:09 a.m. on Monday, saying that three suspicious men were outside his apartment — one of whom was armed with a saw.
When officers arrived, they did not find anybody outside the apartment and knocked on Scott’s door. Scott walked outside holding a pipe and a cell phone.He surrendered the pipe and a knife that he had in possession in response to officers’ commands.
LVMPD reports that the officers attempted to pat-down Scott when a “brief struggle ensued.”Scott was handcuffed following the struggle. While handcuffed, LVMPD reports that Scott “began to experience medical issues.”
Scott was transported to Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Rochelle says her father suffered from schizophrenia, and she wants answers as to how he died in the hands of officers sworn to protect him.