Prosecutors: No charges in case of man who died in custody near Wishek

State News

WISHEK, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors say they will not seek charges against officers in the case of a man who died in police custody in south-central North Dakota.

Forty-year-old Daniel Seminole was arrested in December near Wishek by a McIntosh County sheriff’s deputy and a Wishek police officer on suspicion of trespassing and providing false information to law enforcement. At one point Seminole allegedly attacked one of the officers and was subdued after a struggle. Seminole later stopped breathing while in the back of the squad car.

Medical examiners say Seminole died from a combination of methamphetamine use and heart disease.

McIntosh County prosecutor Mary DePuydt (duh-POOT’) says she did not find probable cause for criminal charges against the officers. A spokeswoman for the North Dakota attorney general’s office says the investigation is officially closed.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss