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Man died after being taken into custody, Bellevue police say

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Bellevue police say a man died after he stopped breathing while being placed in custody.

Officers were dispatched around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday to check a report about a man screaming in a street. Police spokeswoman Laurie Synowiecki says a struggle broke out as officers tried to take the man into custody, and he stopped breathing while handcuffed.

Officers report that they performed CPR on the man. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name won't be released until family members are notified about his death.

Four officers have been placed on paid administrative leave while the case is investigated, which is the department policy.

State law says that whenever someone dies in custody or while being arrested, a grand jury must review the case.

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