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Former Rankin Police Chief Dies After Fight, Tasering at The Meadows

Darryl Briston got into a fight at The Meadows, was tasered and then went into cardiac arrest after being taken into custody.

Former Rankin police Chief Darryl Briston died Friday after suffering an apparent heart attack following an altercation with his estranged wife and her male companion in North Strabane Township.

KDKA-TV is reporting that a fight broke out Friday about 11:30 p.m. at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in North Strabane. According to KDKA, when Briston saw his estranged wife with another man at the Meadows’ casino, he punched the man in the face.

Casino security called in other law enforcement agencies and ended up chasing Briston a distance before tasering him. He went into cardiac arrest while in custody.

For the complete story from KDKA, click here.

Amanda Gillooly December 16, 2012 at 11:18 PM
We the People - Your comment was deleted because it contained a personal attack. If you'd like to reword and repost, please feel free to do so!
scott Stilwell December 17, 2012 at 03:04 AM
My prayers are with his loved ones in their time of sorrow.
We the People December 17, 2012 at 07:39 AM
OOps sorry. Just a common sentiment by someone that was harassed by him during his reign of terror in Rankin.

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