Arthur Partee (1578)

4/12/2003: Partee's mother went to police looking for help getting her son hospitalized. He was acting strangely. They searched for outstanding warrants, found one, and went to collect him. Partee was killed -- apparently strangled -- during the attempted arrest. One of the officers told the mother he was "playing possum." Legal action reached the Sixth Circuit. Partee's death, with Terrence Shurn's, caused community unrest.

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