The Independent Investigations Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office is investigating the death of a man held in custody at the Maryland State Police barrack in Centreville on Friday. According to a news report by CBS Baltimore, the man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance during a traffic stop. State troopers transported the man to the Centreville Barrack for processing where he died while in custody.
This incident is one of 35 incidents of police-involved deaths of civilians throughout the state that the Independent Investigations Division has responded to since October 1, 2021, according to the Attorney General of Maryland’s website. The Attorney General’s Office is tasked with investigating and reviewing all civilian fatalities that happen during encounters with police, as per a law passed by the General Assembly in 2021.
The Maryland State Police have not released any further details on the incident. The investigation is ongoing.