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SF man's death cause by meth, not arresting officers

Coroner: The October death of Darnell Hutchinson was the result of acute methamphetamine intoxication, consistent with a person who abused drugs


By Henry K. Lee
The San Francisco Chronicle

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — An Oakland man who died after struggling with San Leandro police while being arrested had ingested a lethal dose of methamphetamine, authorities said Tuesday.

The October death of Darnell Hutchinson was the result of acute methamphetamine intoxication, consistent with a person who abused drugs, said San Leandro police Lt. Jeff Tudor, citing an Alameda County coroner's report.

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