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LPD officials identify man who died while in police custody

Updated: Mar. 21, 2017 at 4:44 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Officials with the Lubbock Police Department held a 3 p.m. news conference about the death of a person who was in their custody. On March 16, 2017, James Edward Livingston was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

While at University Medical Center, Livingston was placed in a holding cell at the hospital.

While officers worked on a search warrant for his blood to be drawn, police say Livingston "apparently attempted to take his own life." He was found unresponsive in the holding cell. Emergency officials tried to resuscitate him, but he died at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017.

The Lubbock county medical examiner is conducting an autopsy to find out his manner and cause of death.

During the news conference, officials with the Lubbock Police Department offered their condolences to Livingston's family and regrets this loss of life.

Detectives are conducting a death investigation and the Office of Professional Standards is conducting an internal affairs investigation into this case.

We will keep you updated on those details as they are released.

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