ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 9) - One person is dead and several police officers are on leave after a traffic stop in Rochester, Minnesota Wednesday evening.
According to the Rochester Police Department, at 8:54 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of 1000 15th Avenue Southeast for several traffic violations.
The driver drove away during the traffic stop, but the officer was able to stop the vehicle again in the same parking lot. The officer attempted to arrest the driver and a “physical struggle ensued,” according to police.
The officer requested additional officers for backup.
Once the driver was in custody, they became unresponsive. Officers called for an ambulance and began life-saving efforts, including a CPR and using an AED, but the person eventually died. Their identity has not been released.
Police say the officers did not use weapons in apprehending the driver.
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident. All officers involved were wearing body cameras and all body camera video has been turned over to the BCA.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave per standard procedure.