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Authorities ID man who died after struggle with police

March 31, 2019

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who died after struggling with police while he was being arrested outside a Rochester grocery store.

The Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner identifies the man as 39-year-old Albert Thomas Dashow of Rochester.

KTTC-TV reports the medical examiner is investigating the cause and manner of Dashow’s death.

Police say the altercation happened about 9 p.m. Wednesday outside a Cub Foods store after Dashow was pulled over in his pickup truck for numerous traffic violations.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is expected to release the names of the officers involved once initial interviews are complete.

Police say a preliminary investigation indicates officers did not use weapons in apprehending Dashow. The Rochester Police Department considers stun guns to be weapons.