Officers returned to active duty after suspect’s death
Berrien Springs – A police officer and sheriff’s deputy are back on active duty after being placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into the death of a malicious destruction of property suspect in southwestern Michigan.
Police in Berrien Springs announced the update Monday. The investigation by Michigan State Police into the death, which occurred following a struggle while the suspect was being arrested, is ongoing.
Police say they responded early Oct. 22 to a complaint and a Berrien County sheriff’s deputy found the man in a parking lot. Police say the man later identified as 51-year-old Jack Clement Lunneen of Berrien Springs resisted arrest and was restrained. Officers called for an ambulance when he appeared to be experiencing medical difficulties.
He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.