SPOKANE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating the death of a Spokane County inmate who died last month after he was shocked with a Taser by Sheriff's Deputies.
The medical examiner is ruling the February 24th death of Christopher Parker, 33, a homicide.
The deputies could face charges in this incident, but at this point there is no indication they will be charged.
This all started when Parker called 911 to report he was both diabetic and on meth and in need of help. He was picked up by medics and cleared, and then arrested by Spokane police on an outstanding warrant.
Spokane County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video Thursday showing those few hectic moments from when Parker was arrested to when he was declared dead.
Deputies say that Parker started becoming combative once he arrived at the Spokane County jail.
It took four deputies to restrain him, and then use a Taser on him.
He lost consciousness and was pronounced dead shortly after.
The medical examiner listed Parker's cause of death as homicide, stating that the restraints contributed to his death.
Because this incident involved sheriff's deputies, Washington State Patrol is the lead investigative agency.
The medical examiner's report will be included in the report WSP sends to the Spokane County prosecutor's office, which will decide if there was any criminal misconduct by deputies.