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Champaign County Coroner Roger Swaney said that an autopsy did not reveal
the cause of death.
It was the autopsy that did not reveal the cause of death, not the coroner.
Results were inconclusive pending future tests.
It was the results that did not draw any conclusions, not the coroner.
It was the fingerprints who revealed the identity of Gregory Eugene
It was the family who had reported him missing.
To the police?
Coroner Swaney said he believed that there would have been a mention
of positional asphyxiation - where a person's chest is compressed by
a position that prevents air from getting in the lungs - if that had
been involved. But it was not mentioned in the preliminary report.
From the syntax, it is still not clear whether the coroner was present
at the autopsy he performed.
$169,950 will be the cost of the Champaign police's new armored car.
Next time they're in a 15-armed-cop-on-1-unarmed-person-who-has-been-accused-of-no-crime-type
situation, an armored car will provide additional opportunities for
City Council member Tom Bruno said he isn't sure the city isn't overreacting.
A vehicle like this strikes me as a great step backward in terms of
Mayor Schweighart said he's sympathetic to Bruno's concerns, but the
problem has escalated beyond the reach of such overtures.
Mr. Brown was pronounced dead at 5:29 AM Sunday.
Described as being seen by police acting suspiciously.
Mr. Brown refused to follow directions of an officer, the officers said.
The struggle grew as more officers were called to restrain him.
Thou shalt not kill.
The struggle was very violent and involved 15 officers.
But not all at the same time.
The incident is being investigated by a Serious Use of Force Response
Team consisting of officers from several local agencies.
It is not yet known which agencies.
The police will also investigate the behavior of the police.
Police reports said many of the same people have been involved in fighting.
From the syntax, it is not clear whether the reporter wrote the article.
Martial law declared in Champaign.
The department will have officers on hand to keep people from gathering
in parking lots in the first place.
Congress shall make no law prohibiting free exercise of the right
of the people peacably to assemble.
According to the Champaign city newspaper the News-Gazette, the Daily
Illini, the student newspaper, in a story headlined "Man's death called
'Brutal,'" quoted a graduate student who asked that his name not be
published, according to the story.
Attempts this morning to reach family members quoted in this article
According to the News-Gazette, not a single sentence was succesfully
According to the Daily Illini, those who completed sentences did so
despite fear of retribution from the police.
It is not yet known whether Gregory Brown died of natural causes while
being physically restrained by fifteen police officers, according
to an empty voice speaking in inverted sentences, as transcribed by
an unknown writer.
Results will not be available until an additional medical review has
According to the local restaurant guide, this process could take 6-8
It is the process that could take that long, not the people conducting
Champaign Police Chief William Becker, who was not present at the
incident, said the man was still breathing when he was subdued.
No attempt was made to subdue a suspect who was not breathing, he
assured the newspaper.
According to agreements made recently, the seventeen-member SWAT
team in Champaign Illinois, in the event of a chaotic situation, can
now rely on assistance from the SWAT team in Decatur.
"The sound of the guy's voice continued to get a little more hysterical
and he just kept repeating 'I want to go home.'"
Then the officers noticed him changing color. Apparently, he stopped
It was the dead man who stopped his breathing, not the police restraining
The police department also released a statement saying that the probable
cause of death was natural disease with stress being a contributing
Why are you hitting me? Please stop hitting me.
At least one of the officers felt he was in a life-threatening situation.
You could audibly hear a thud when they were striking him.