Anthony Hulon

Anthony Hulon

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In April 2020, less than 12 hours after his arrest, 54-year-old Anthony Hulon was found dead in his prison cell in Lansing, Michigan. The man was arrested for a misdemeanor and taken to a hospital for examination, from where he was transferred to prison a few hours later.

One of the policemen stated in his report that he used force to put Hulon in a wheelchair and take him to a patrol car. The man was ordered to kneel, but he did not obey, because, as the officers stated, he was “clearly and objectively in a state of delirium.” The police officers handcuffed him and pinned him to the ground, trying to put on a waist belt. After about 8 seconds, Hulon declared that he was losing consciousness and could not breathe. A few minutes later, the police found that the man was not breathing. They called a doctor, but it was already too late.

The relatives of Hulon filed a lawsuit against the city and the police department, which claims that within eight minutes after the prison staff realized that the man had no pulse, none of them tried to give him first aid. In April 2021, the state attorney General announced that no charges would be filed against the police officers involved in the death of Hulon, but the trial of the wrongful death claim is still ongoing.