Grand Jury to Review Circumstances Surrounding Suspect’s Death
Six months after the death of a suspect in Lubbock Police custody, a Lubbock County Grand Jury will review the circumstances of the arrest and subsequent death of 24 year-old Adrien Campbell. Campbell was arrested by Lubbock Police last September after an incident near 66th Street and Avenue R.
According to LPD, an officer witnessed Campbell striking a woman. Campbell then fled the scene while being pursued by officers, but was eventually captured. Instead of immediately being taken to jail, Campbell was taken UMC because he appeared to be in ill health. He later died at UMC on September 22.
KAMC News reports that the Lubbock County Medical Examiner ruled Campbell’s death a Homicide, and that methamphetamine use had occurred prior to his death. In a press conference on Monday, Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens said his officers followed proper procedures during Campbell’s arrest and did nothing wrong.
Lubbock County Medical Examiner's Statement released Monday, March 28, 2016:
From the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner:
Adrien Campbell, 24 years of age, was pronounced deceased on September 22, 2015. The Cause of Death is Physiological (Metabolic) Derailments due to In-Custody Physical Altercation Incident Combined with Acute Stimulant (d-Methamphetamine) Use.
The Manner of Death is classified as Homicide.