Police: Man who OD’d died in custody
Austin police reported Sunday that a man died while in police custody after earlier swallowing a large amount of drugs. Chris Givens, 33, died in the hospital on Sunday at 11:28 a.m.
Givens had been placed into police custody early Saturday after Austin Travis-County EMS and the Austin Fire Department responded to an overdose call, officials said.
Givens had swallowed a large amount of drugs and was showing signs of distress, police said. He was placed in handcuffs as a safety precaution to the officers on scene, officials said.
Police said he was never placed in a patrol car or taken to jail. Medics immediately saw that his condition was worsening and took him to the hospital, officials said.