VIDEO: Phoenix Man Dies After Arrest
The family of a man who died after Phoenix Police arrested him at an apartment complex has questioned the tactics police used to take him into custody.
The family of Michael Angel Ruiz, 44, told KPHO that he has had a history of drug use but was "trying to lead an honest life."
Officers encountered Ruiz on July 28 standing on the roof of his apartment complex near 23rd Avenue and Indian School. Ruiz eventually came down. When he did, officers TASERed him and placed in a choke-hold. His hands and feet were handcuffed and he was dragged down stairs with his head unsupported.
Ruiz's father, a retired LAPD detective, said his son was brain dead when he reached the hospital.