Death of North Chicago beating suspect now ruled a homicide
The cause of death of a North Chicago man while in police custody has been changed to a homicide.
Darrin Hanna, 45, died in Nov. 2011, one week after police physically subdued him during an arrest.
Police restrained and tasered Hanna while in custody for allegedly beating a pregnant woman.
The Lake County Coroner originally ruled Hanna’s death “undetermined” because of factors such as Hanna’s health and drug use, but a new coroner has changed the finding to homicide.
Hanna’s family filed a wrongful death suit against the city of North Chicago and some of its police officers.