Autopsy expected after man dies during arrest

WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - A man died while in Cincinnati Police custody Wednesday night.

Police said they were escorting a handcuffed man, Charles Adams, 36, to a cruiser on Montana Avenue around 7:30 p.m. when he collapsed. They said Adams was exhibiting "bizarre behaviors" when officers responded to an altercation at the Westwood residence.

Police say Adams did not live at the residence and they are not yet sure why he died.

FOX19 NOW was told Adams was jumping on top of cars prior to the arrest and found several vehicles with partially caved-in roofs at the scene.

Officers say they noticed some blood from lacerations on Adams' hands and immediately called for EMT responders.

Police said Adams was lethargic but complied with their commands and was handcuffed without force or a struggle before he was led outside.

"There was no type of force whatsoever. He actually surrendered to the officers voluntarily," said acting Night Chief Lt. Michael Fern.

Police seated Adams near the front door, and a few minutes later he appeared to lose consciousness and began foaming at the mouth as officers checked for a pulse.

In a video released by authorities Thursday, one officer can be heard saying it looked like Adams may have overdosed on something.

Despite CPR, authorities say Adams was unable to be revived and died at the scene.

His body was taken to the Hamilton County Coroner's Office where forensic investigators will perform an autopsy to determine a cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Below is a link to a portion of the body camera footage police released Thursday. Some may find it disturbing. It is roughly 11 minutes long and appears to show the incident as police describe, from the arrest to attempts to revive the man. Again, some may find the footage disturbing.

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