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Update 4/5/15: OSBI has released the name of the man who died in Warner police custody.

They say 33-year-old David Cody Lynch of Warner was involved in a traffic accident just before midnight on Friday, April 3.

When a Warner police officer arrived on scene, they say Lynch assaulted the officer.

That’s when the officer tased the man.

After the officer had Lynch handcuffed, he noticed that Lynch was not breathing.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.


WARNER, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating the death of a man who died in police custody.

The bureau says that a little after 1 a.m. Saturday morning, a Warner police officer responded to an traffic accident that occurred near Highway 64 and S. 158 St in Warner.

The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident allegedly assaulted the officer.

Authorities say the officer deployed his taser on the man and then handcuffed him.

The officer then noticed the man was not moving and not breathing.

The man was transported to a local hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office has requested that OSBI investigate the death.

OSBI says agents arrived on the scene early this morning to collect evidence in the investigation.

When the bureau completes its investigation, an agent will deliver a report to the district attorney, who will determine if there was any wrongdoing on the part of the officer.

A medical examiner will perform an autopsy to determine the man’s cause of death.

The man’s name is being withheld until his family can be notified.

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