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LMPD officer cleared of wrongdoing in suspect's death

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Vernon Gibson (source: family photo) Vernon Gibson (source: family photo)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An LMPD officer has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of a man after he responded to a call on May 31.

That's according to a report released after an open records request.

Police and the coroner's office found that 34-year-old Vernon Lee Gibson died of "excited delirium" after Officer Michael McLaurine tried to handcuff him near Algonquin Park. 

Officer McLaurine then discovered Gibson was not breathing. The report says McLaurine and another officer immediately performed CPR on Gibson, but he was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Before Officer McLaurine arrived, Gibson had been fighting with another man at a home on Narragansett Drive.

Gibson has been in trouble with police before.

His criminal record dates back 15 years.


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