Four white North Carolina officers have been put on administrative duty after a black man died in a local police department. Prior to being handcuffed, the man was subdued with pepper spray.
Winston-Salem Police Department officers responded to a discharging firearm call at the Family Dollar store on Old Rural Hall Road around 7:30pmWednesday evening, when the incident began, according to law enforcement.
A brief struggle occurred as police attempted to detain 31-year-old Travis Nevelle Page, triggering one of the officers to use department-issued pepper spray.
The suspect became unresponsive after officers gained control of him and placed him in handcuffs.
A witness, Tameka McLean, told the WFMY News 2 that she managed to record a video on her cell phone, which shows police and Page on the ground.