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Review: Police Not Responsible For Celtic Fan's Death

After last year's Celtics championship on June 18, Boston Police arrested a young man on a charge of public drinking. David Woodman became sick during the arrest and later died in the hospital.

Former U.S. Attorney Don Stern investigated the officers' conduct and decided they acted "reasonably," although there was a lack of accountability.

"It's not clear who was in charge of Mr. Woodman as he lay on the ground," Stern said. "We don't point to that as contributing to his death, because at the first sign that medical officers realized that he was in medical distress, they jumped into action."

An attorney for David Woodman's family is holding a press conference to respond to the investigation.

This program aired on November 10, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

Bianca Vázquez Toness Twitter Reporter
Bianca Vázquez Toness was formerly a report for WBUR.

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