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Nessel: There is insufficient evidence in case against Lansing Police Department


Michigan’s Attorney General says there is insufficient evidence to justify criminal charges against Lansing Police Department officers who restrained a man moments before he died. 

Anthony Hulon died at the city jail last April after four officers handcuffed and pinned him to the ground. 

An Ingham County medical examiner ruled Hulon's cause of death as positional asphyxia and his manner of death as homicide.

In a video released Friday, Attorney General Dana Nessel, says her office did not find any evidence the officers involved intentionally acted in any way to contribute to Hulon’s death. 

“Video evidence shows Lansing police officers followed protocol, acted professionally and treated Mr. Hulon with dignity and respect throughout the time he was in custody,” said Nessel.

The four officers involved in the case and the city are facing a wrongful death lawsuit from Hulon’s family.