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Why didn't Anton Black surrender?

A 19-year-old black teenager named Anton Black died while in police custody in September.  The family was vocal about not receiving any information about his death from local authorities. Greenboro police released body camera footage two days later. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun)

“A preventable death.” That’s about the only part of your article that is indisputable (“The more we learn, the worse police look in the death of Anton Black,” Jan. 24).

I’ve watched the body cam video several times. Please consider why the police were called to the residence in the first place; the actions of Black when approached by the police and the efforts of the police to talk him down and de-escalate the situation (“Another young black man died in an encounter with police. Four months later, why are we still waiting for answers?” Jan. 18). The young man ran from the police, became combative and continued resisting arrest even after being subjected to a taser. His family members were there and witnessed the unfortunate event.

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The medical examiner’s report is factually correct to the cause and manner of death. Ask yourself, “Why did he not surrender?”

George Martin, Aberdeen

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