Man who sued law enforcement after videotaped beating dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who sued law enforcement officials after being beaten by officers last year has died of a suspected drug overdose.

Media outlets report that Kyron Hinton, whose beating led to criminal charges against three officers, was pronounced dead after police and medical crews responded to an emergency call around 7 p.m. Saturday.

Two state troopers and a Wake County sheriff’s deputy were accused of using excessive force against Hinton last April after responding to 911 calls about a man acting erratically and possibly armed with a gun. Hinton also was bitten by the deputy’s dog.

The two troopers were fired after being charged with assault and failing to discharge their duties. They and another trooper were later charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy.

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