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A family claims their son died after sheriff's deputies beat him, sprayed him with pepper spray, put a spit hood on him and applied pressure to his jugular vein while he was shackled hand and foot to a chair. The family sued Forensic Medical Management Services, which allegedly declared that Andron Reed died from natural causes.
… Reed "was admitted to Middle Tennessee Medical Center with cardiopulmonary arrest, severe rhabdomyolysis, acute renal failure, metabolic acidosis, critical hyperkalemia, cardiogenic shock, anoxic brain injury, ischemic bowel, possible disseminated intravascular coagulation and multiorgan failure."
He was pronounced dead on at 4:53 p.m. on Aug. 15.
Forensic Medical Management Services performed an autopsy and reported that Reed died naturally of "fibromuscular dysplasia of the coronary arteries," an uncommon cause of death in the black male population, the family says.
NOTE: Respiratory failure is common in the first 72 hours after the original insult. Following this one might see hepatic failure (5–7 days), gastrointestinal bleeding (10–15 days), and renal failure (11–17 days). See multiorgan failure below.
cardiopulmonary arrest - Cardiac arrest, (also known as cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest) is the cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract effectively, and if this is unexpected can be termed a sudden cardiac arrest or SCA.
A cardiac arrest is different from (but may be caused by) a heart attack, where blood flow to the muscle of the heart is impaired.
severe rhabdomyolysis - the rapid breakdown (lysis) of skeletal muscle (rhabdomyo) due to injury to muscle tissue. The muscle damage may be caused by physical (e.g., crush injury), chemical, or biological factors. The destruction of the muscle leads to the release of the breakdown products of damaged muscle cells into the bloodstream; some of these, such as myoglobin (a protein), are harmful to the kidney and may lead to acute kidney failure. … Rhabdomyolysis and its complications are major problems in people who are injured in disasters such as earthquakes and bombing.
acute renal failure - a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter toxins and waste products from the blood. The two forms are acute (acute kidney injury) and chronic (chronic kidney disease); a number of other diseases or health problems may cause either form of renal failure to occur.
metabolic acidosis - a condition that occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If unchecked, metabolic acidosis leads to acidemia, i.e., blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of hydrogen by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) in the kidney. Its causes are diverse, and its consequences can be serious, including coma and death.
critical hyperkalemia - the condition in which the concentration of the electrolyte potassium (K+) in the blood is elevated. Extreme hyperkalemia is a medical emergency due to the risk of potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia).
cardiogenic shock - (results from) inadequate circulation of blood due to primary failure of the ventricles of the heart to function effectively. 
...there is insufficient perfusion of tissue (i.e. the heart) to meet the required demands for oxygen and nutrients. This leads to cell death from oxygen starvation (hypoxia) and nutrient starvation (eg hypoglycemia). Because of this it may lead to cardiac arrest (or circulatory arrest) which is an acute cessation of cardiac pump function.
anoxic brain injury - The term anoxia means a total decrease in the level of oxygen, an extreme form of hypoxia or "low oxygen".
ischemic bowel - a medical condition in which inflammation and injury of the large intestine result from inadequate blood supply. Although uncommon in the general population, ischemic colitis occurs with greater frequency in the elderly, and is the most common form of bowel ischemia. Causes of the reduced blood flow can include changes in the systemic circulation (e.g. low blood pressure) or local factors such as constriction of blood vessels or a blood clot.
disseminated intravascular coagulation - a pathological activation of coagulation (blood clotting) mechanisms that happens in response to a variety of diseases. DIC leads to the formation of small blood clots inside the blood vessels throughout the body. As the small clots consume coagulation proteins and platelets, normal coagulation is disrupted and abnormal bleeding occurs from the skin (e.g. from sites where blood samples were taken), the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and surgical wounds. The small clots also disrupt normal blood flow to organs (such as the kidneys), which may malfunction as a result.
DIC …is common in the critically ill, and may participate in the development of multiple organ failure, which may lead to death.
multiorgan failure - altered organ function in an acutely ill patient requiring medical intervention to achieve homeostasis.
…The condition usually results from infection, injury (accident, surgery), hypoperfusion and hypermetabolism. The primary cause triggers an uncontrolled inflammatory response. …Local and systemic responses are initiated by tissue damage. Respiratory failure is common in the first 72 hours after the original insult. Following this one might see hepatic failure (5–7 days), gastrointestinal bleeding (10–15 days), and renal failure (11–17 days)
SOURCE: Wikipedia. Many thanks.
It is very possible that this person appeared to be on drugs and the police did not realize he was so sick.