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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department held a press conference today to talk about an in-custody death on Sept. 5.

The incident began shortly before 6 a.m. near Bonanza Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Asst. Sheriff Charles Hank said that patrol officers from the Bolden Area Command came across a man who was riding a bicycle without a safety light.

When they attempted to stop him, he took off. The patrol officers began chasing him. Initially the man, who has been identified as Byron Lee Williams, was still on his bike but then he began trying to escape on foot.

The officers were eventually able to catch up with him and told the man to get on the ground. While being cuffed, Williams told the officers he couldn’t breathe. The officers then found illicit drugs on Williams. As they were taking him to the patrol car, Williams appeared to pass out.

Officers called for assistance and the Las Vegas fire department arrived several minutes later. Medical personnel began treating Williams on the scene before transporting him to Valley Hospital. Williams was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

His family wants answers as to what happened while the cameras were off, why they were shut off in the first place and why no one helped Williams after he told them he couldn’t breathe.

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A 44-year-old mother Linette Boedicker, also known as Linette Warrichaiet, is charged with murder after her two-year-old daughter was found floating in a bathtub in their Las Vegas home. She was arrested Saturday.

Officers found the ‘unresponsive child’ and performed CPR.

She was taken to UMC trauma were she was pronounced dead, according to a police news release.

Investigators believe Boedicker ‘held the child under the water until she stopped breathing’ and then called 911.



A man who called the police to report suspicious activity on Sunday ended up dying in police custody, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the death.

LVMPD reports that 65-year-old Roy Scott called police at 3:09 a.m. on Monday, saying that three suspicious men were outside his apartment — one of whom was armed with a saw.

When officers arrived, they did not find anybody outside the apartment and knocked on Scott’s door. Scott walked outside holding a pipe and a cell phone.

He surrendered the pipe and a knife that he had in possession in response to officers’ commands.

LVMPD reports that the officers attempted to pat-down Scott when a “brief struggle ensued.”

Scott was handcuffed following the struggle. While handcuffed, LVMPD reports that Scott “began to experience medical issues.”

Scott was transported to Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Rochelle says her father suffered from schizophrenia, and she wants answers as to how he died in the hands of officers sworn to protect him.