Monday, May 20, 2024

Chief: Man dies in police custody following traffic stop 


The Granbury Police Department is investigating an incident after a Decatur resident died while in police custody on Friday, Feb. 23. 

According to a media release from the GPD, at approximately 2:29 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 2200 block of Old Granbury Road. The driver was identified as a 35-year-old male resident of Decatur. 

During the stop, the driver attempted to walk away from the officer and as a result, he was temporarily detained in handcuffs. While officers continued speaking to the driver who had been exhibiting signs consistent with intoxication he began experiencing what was believed to be some type of medical event.  

Officers called for an ambulance and upon their arrival, medical personnel began evaluating the driver. The driver was then transported by ambulance to Lake Granbury Medical Center, where he was later pronounced deceased. 

According to Chief Mitch Galvan, Granbury Police Department investigators are still investigating the incident with the assistance of the Texas Rangers. Further information will be released when the investigation is concluded.