Inmate dies while in police custody

September 24, 2011

At approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning, Bradford T. Gibson, a 35 year old male inmate was found unconscious, not breathing and had no pulse.  CPR was immediately initiated, but unfortunately, was not successful.


The male had been arrested and brought to the jail at approximately 2:00 a.m. by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department for:


a)  Disorderly Person

b)  2 counts of Obstructing & Resisting a Police Officer

c)  Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer.


As is customary, the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department and Mt. Pleasant Police Department have asked the Michigan State Police to conduct an independent investigation on the death.


An autopsy will be scheduled, but at this time, it is unknown when it will occur.

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