Man who died in Milford police custody identified

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MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — State police identified a man who died in Milford police custody on Sunday.

The 31-year-old male was identified as Justin Griffin.

According to police, Griffin was taken into custody during a traffic stop on Saturday night for an outstanding arrest warrant. Police said while he was being processed, Griffin showed signs of being lethargic and requested medical evaluation.

Griffin was transported to Milford Hospital and was under observation of emergency room staff for five hours. Around 11 p.m., Griffin was released back into police custody where he was closely monitored.

Police said at 5:13 a.m. Sunday morning, he was found unresponsive during a prisoner check. Griffin was transported again and pronounced dead at the hospital around 6 a.m.

This incident is under investigation by the central district major crimes squad. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

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