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Man who died in police custody identified; State Police open case

SoVaNow.com / May 09, 2013
The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the circumstances surrounding the May 4 death of a Richmond man who was in the custody of South Boston Police.

The SBPD has asked the State Police to conduct an independent review of the death of 46 year old Linwood R. Lambert, Jr., who was taken into the custody of South Boston Town Police Officers who responded to a 911 call from Super 8 Motel regarding a disorderly occupant at 4:28 that morning.

Officers transported Lambert to Halifax Regional Hospital for an evaluation, but when they arrived at the hospital, Lambert became combative with the officers, South Boston Police reported.

The suspect was then transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Halifax, where it was discovered he was suffering from a medical emergency. He was then transported by ambulance back to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lambert’s body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for an examination and autopsy.

Corinne Geller, media spokesman with the State Police, said that once the investigation has been completed the case will be turned over to the local Commonwealth’s Attorney for final review and adjudication.

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Linwood Lambert is my oldest brother. His death has taken a very big toll on everyone in our family, his friends, and his co-workers. He was a funny, supportive, and loveable man. We thank everyone for there prayers and support.


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