Gary P. Beto (8295)

9/3/2013: Police responded to a 911 call for a possible burglary by a man acting erratically and found Beto, who was mentally ill. They report that they chased him two blocks and when he refused to put his hands behind his back or be taken into custody, they tasered and pepper sprayed him. He "almost elbowed" an officer in the face. When Beto was handcuffed, police noticed he was unresponsive. He died several hours later in the hospital.

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