TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa police are investigating the death of a 64-year-old man who became ill after fighting with officers who used pepper spray and a stun gun on him.
Officer Jeanne MacKenzie said Friday that Ollie Lee Brooks died at a hospital after being chased down a flight of stairs, then tackled and handcuffed.
MacKenzie said officers executing a warrant Saturday discovered crack cocaine and a pipe in Brooks’ motel room.
MacKenzie says the two officers involved returned to duty Thursday after the department found they used a proper amount of force.
She said a preliminary report from the state medical examine suggested Brooks had an enlarged heart, which with over-exertion may have contributed to his death.
A spokeswoman for the examiner’s office said Friday that a final report is pending.