The Fort Worth (TX) Police Department fired five officers and suspended two without pay after the in-custody death of a suspect who had complained of medical issues.

According to ABC News, 55-year-old Christopher Lowe— who had been arrested on suspicion of burglary—complained about feeling ill, but no medical assistance was provided.

When Lowe was found unresponsive in the back of a patrol car, he was transported to a local hospital, where he subsequently died.

"Any time there is a loss of life during any police contact we ensure that a thorough and fair investigation is conducted," the department said in a statement.

"The actions taken by the officers involved in this incident discovered during our investigation are not in accordance with the values of the Fort Worth Police Department or the standards that the citizens of Fort Worth have for their police department," the department said.

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