A federal suit has been filed against the City of Dallas after a man died in police custody in 2019.
Police said the Juan Segovia died of undetermined causes after he was found unresponsive on June 30, 2019.
Dallas Fire-Rescue and the Dallas Police Department said they found the 45-year-old victim unresponsive at 4800 Live Oak Street.
Police said Segovia was arrested for public intoxication.
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Officers took Segovia to the city detention center at 1600 Chestnut Street and placed him in a holding cell, police said.
Segovia was again found unresponsive and was admitted to Baylor University Medical Center.
He died from undetermined causes a week later, police said.
According to court documents, the plaintiffs say Segovia died after being placed face-down in a police car and taken to the drunk tank for intoxication in spite of being non-responsive.
Segovia's family filed the wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Dallas on June 30, 2021.