Police identify man who died in custody in Milford

Published on Monday, 6 January 2020 20:30
Written by The Associated Press

MILFORD (AP) - A man who died in the custody of Connecticut State Police had been observed at a hospital for five hours the night before he was found unresponsive in a police department cell, state police said Monday.

Authorities identified the man as Justin Griffin, 31, who was pulled over for speeding in Milford on Saturday afternoon and detained when police discovered there was a warrant for his arrest. Officials have not released information about the warrant.

State police, who are investigating the death, said that Griffin became lethargic while being booked at the police station and that officers requested medical attention. He was taken to the Bridgeport Hospital Milford Campus, where medical staff observed him for about five hours before he was discharged and taken back to the police department, state police said.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Monday, 6 January 2020 20:30. Updated: Monday, 6 January 2020 20:33.