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Investigation opened after patient in Dallas police custody dies during ambulance transport

The police department released body camera video of the interaction with LaDamonyon Dewayne Hall


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By Leila Merrill

DALLAS — A female patient died on May 26 while Dallas Fire-Rescue was transporting her to a hospital after police officers restrained her, the Dallas Police Department announced Wednesday.

The department released a statement on YouTube that includes a body camera video.

The cause of death for LaDamonyon Dewayne Hall, 47, has not been determined and toxicology reports are pending, WFAA reported.

Police officers responded to a 911 call about a disturbance near a car lot in northeast Dallas.

Hall can be seen in the video not responding to officers’ questions. She later collapsed while speaking with Dallas Fire-Rescue EMS providers.

According to police, she then stood up, yelled at the first responders, and started removing her clothes.

Officers tried to restrain her to the ground, where she continued to “thrash about and scream,” Deputy Chief Terrence Rhodes said.

She was put on a stretcher and into an ambulance. On the way to the hospital, Hall “became quiet and started to lose vital signs,” Rhodes said.

Crew members performed CPR, but Hall died shortly after the ambulance arrived at the hospital.

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