Prosecutors request records for man who died after foot chase with Cleveland police

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CLEVELAND- The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office is asking new questions about the death of a man who died after running on foot from Cleveland police, the Fox 8 I-Team learned on Friday.

Investigators requested medical records concerning Reginald Williams. But they’re not saying why.

Williams died in October 2013. Police said he had a handgun and demanded money from a man off of East 76th Street in Cleveland. Officers chased Williams and followed him over a fence and through brush. That’s when he fell into a ravine.

Police said when an ambulance arrived, Williams was combative, incoherent and had to be handcuffed to a gurney. He died at the hospital six hours after the incident.

Records show investigators later determined he took about three pills of the drug ecstasy.

Ultimately, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death accidental.

Now, county prosecutors have asked for medical records, “other information,” and a red shirt Williams was wearing. The shirt has not been found.

A spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office told the I-Team he can’t comment.

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