By REGGIE ROSS
Five police officers have been placed on the administrative leave while city and state officials investigate the death of a Grenada man who died after being taken into custody Thursday morning.
A man identified by law enforcement officials as Robert Loggins, 26, of Grenada was pronounced dead at the Grenada County Jail while waiting to be processed at around 7 a.m.
“Administrative leave is standard procedure during this investigation process,” City Manager Trey Baker said.
Grenada police responded to an incident Thursday at 5:30 a.m. on West Govan Street of a disturbance.
There officers made contact with Loggins, whom they attempted to apprehend. According to Baker, officers used a Taser to subdue the man.
Baker said the local ambulance service was called to the scene, and Loggins was cleared to travel. He collapsed shortly after arriving at the jail.
“We turned this over to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, and we’re awaiting an autopsy,” Baker said. “Those findings will likely determine the cause of death.”
The names of the officers placed on leave were not released.
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