Family sues over man's death in Tenn. police custody

A Mississippi medical examiner found Goode died from 'complications of LSD toxicity'

By Cain Burdeau
Associated Press

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — The family of a Tennessee man who died in police custody has sued police officers, a doctor and others, alleging he died because he was hog-tied by police for an extended period.

The lawsuit seeking more than $150,000 damages was filed Wednesday in federal court in Tennessee by relatives of Troy Goode of Memphis.

Goode died last July after his arrest in Southaven, Mississippi, where he was behaving erratically after taking LSD. He was there with his wife to attend a rock concert.

The suit also names the city of Southaven, a hospital, an emergency medical worker and others.

A Mississippi medical examiner found Goode died from "complications of LSD toxicity," and an autopsy classified the death accidental.

Another autopsy released by Goode's lawyers, however, determined he died from being hog-tied.

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