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Huntington woman dies after scuffle with police at hospital, FBI joins investigation
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:47 AM EST
Huntington police and the FBI are investigating the death of a woman while she was being taken into custody at a hospital.
Police found Earle in a nearby parking lot and took her to hospital.
Cabell County Circuit Court denied a mental hygiene order for Earle. Holbrook says she hit one officer in the face after another officer told her the hospital wouldn't provide additional treatment.
She struggled with an officer who tried to handcuff her. After she was handcuffed, she became unresponsive and was pronounced dead a short time later.
One officer has been placed on administrative leave.