Milwaukee Police responded to a call for police assistance at a group home in the 5700 block of N. 94th St. at 10:15 p.m. July 28, 2012.
When officers arrived, the staff informed them the subject, a 31-year-old male, had become violent and was destroying property at the group home. When officers encountered the subject, he struck one officer in the face. He was taken into custody, handcuffed and placed in the back of a Milwaukee Police squad.
While in the back seat, the subject began to bang his head repeatedly on a metal post in the back of the squad. Concerned the subject would seriously injure himself, officers removed him from the back of the squad car. When the subject was removed, he resisted the officers and then began to vomit. Officers summoned medical attention and an ambulance. CPR was administered at the scene and the suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was in critical condition this morning.
At no time during the incident did any officer use force to take the subject into custody. There was no Taser, baton or any other force used at any time.
The subject was taken to the group home by a family member who complained that he had become violent earlier that evening at her home. The subject was being treated for mental illness.
The Milwaukee Police Department is reviewing the incident.