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OKC Police Investigate Suspect's Death Following Arrest

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Oklahoma City police are investigating the death of a man who died several days after his arrest.

On June 19, officers with the Oklahoma City Police Gang Enforcement tried to stop a vehicle driven by Robin Howard, 54, for traffic violations. Police said Howard refused to stop and led officers on a short pursuit that ended with a crash in the 1400 block of Monticello Court.

Howard had crashed his vehicle into a pole and then took off on foot. According to police, when the officers caught him, he resisted arrest, forcing the officers to use force. Howard was taken to a local hospital where he died several days later on June 23.

Police are investigating the death. But Howard's family says it doesn't add up.

Police say Howard was injured at some point following the crash. Howard died from his injuries, but his family says they were never told.

Attorney David Slane says questions are swirling over the incident. Howard's family is left wishing more questions than answers.

Howard had faced multiple traffic violations including attempting to elude police. He also had an outstanding warrant out of Garvin County for trafficking illegal drugs.

Howard's death is now under investigation by the department's homicide unit. The officers involved are four-year veteran Jeff Coffey and six-year veteran Doug Grady. Both officers were working a gang overtime program at the time of the incident. Both remain on the job and were not put on leave.

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