Man Dies After Police Hogtie Him

Tennessee man Troy Goode was on his way home from a concert with his wife when he suddenly became paranoid and erratic, exiting his vehicle to run in circles in a field.
 
An autopsy has revealed that the man may have died of a heart-related issue. Goode also suffered from asthma and reportedly told officers several times during the altercation that he couldn’t breathe. However, that didn’t stop police from hogtying the man and leaving him there despite his pleas.
 
The police and the district attorney are already in cover-up mode. District Attorney John Champion said that preliminary results indicated that, while he died from an apparent heart problem, the way in which Goode was hogtied to the stretcher may not have contributed.
 
The man who filmed the incident,  Brady McLaughlin stated:
“Paramedics arrived on scene, and I see them put him in a four-point restraint or hogtie, I don’t know how else to describe it. His legs were crossed, pulled back, by my vantage point, his hands were pulled back, and I think affixed to at least one of his legs. He looked to me like he was struggling or convulsing or both. He appeared to be in distress to me … You hate to video someone at the lowest point in their life, but I’m always concerned with how police are policing. I’m very glad that there is at least some sort of independent document of what was going on with him and that he was alive when he went into the ambulance.”

According to witnesses, it is alleged that Goode was on LSD. At this time, the alleged use of LSD was not confirmed by the autopsy. Attorney Kevin McCormack, stated — on behalf of the Goodes — that “LSD did not take Troy Goode and hogtie him. LSD did not place him face down, hogtied with his head strapped down on a stretcher. The Southaven Police did that.”

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