Man Dies After Police Scuffle in Cathedral City

Jaffa King

Man Dies After Police Scuffle in Cathedral City

CREATED Aug. 22, 2011

CATHEDRAL CITY - One man is dead after a scuffle with police in Cathedral City.

It started Saturday around 10:30 p.m. when Cathedral City police responded to a disturbance at the CCBC Hotel.

Police say a naked man was creating a disturbance in the lobby. Police arrived and escorted him outside.

About an hour later - police found that same man was found lying on the sidewalk near the Cathedral City Auto Center when officers approached - the man began running but officers were able to catch up.  Police say the man resisted arrest as officers placed him in handcuffs. The man then started having trouble breathing and an ambulance took him to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The district attorney is looking into the case.