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Talladega man dies in Oxford jail, family says medical help was needed

Chief: Officers did everything they could to keep inmate safe

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Melvin Mathews

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 7:26 pm | Updated: 8:11 pm, Thu Aug 21, 2014.

OXFORD — The family of a man who died in Oxford police custody in June says he should have been taken to the hospital instead of jail.

Oxford police Chief Bill Partridge said his officers followed protocol, doing all they could to keep the man and themselves safe. The death has been ruled as caused by combined drug intoxication.  

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