PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An autopsy has found no sign of trauma that could explain how a 48-year-old Rhode Island man died after police forcefully removed him from a vehicle.
Providence police say the incident occurred Sunday afternoon after Noel Charriez refused to exit the car, which was not his. The man was yelling and saying that he heard voices in the car.
Officers removed the man from the car and placed him in handcuffs, at which point he began vomiting. The restraints were removed and the man was transported to Rhode Island Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
An autopsy performed Monday found no evidence of trauma related to the death. Toxicology results are pending.
The incident remains under investigation by the police department, the Attorney General's office and the state police.