OPD investigating in-custody death after man dies in detox facility

Posted at 6:21 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 07:21:01-05

Omaha Police officials say a man died after a blood test revealed he was nearly four times the legal limit.

A police report from OPD said it happened on Sunday night.

They responded to a call on Happy Hollow Blvd. and Izard St. where they made contact with 31-year-old Charles Switch. 

He had been knocking on somebody's door for more than an hour.

According to OPD, Switch’s preliminary blood alcohol content was .297.

Officials added that an officer took him to Campus for Hope, at around 10:00 p.m.

That's where he suffered a medical emergency and died.

OPD officials say the incident is classified as an in-custody death because  Switch was placed on Civil Protective Custody and admitted at the Campus for Hope for detox. 

OPD's investigative team has conducted interviews with the officers and the Campus for Hope staff.

Authorities added that the Campus for Hope staff and administration are cooperating with the investigation.