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2 Cleveland police officers on leave


CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - Two police officers are on administrative leave while an investigation continues into the death of a 30-year-old Cleveland man who died after being jolted twice by police stun guns.

Authorities say Jermaine Williams died on July 23.

Police Chief Charles "Buster" Bingham says officers responded to a call of individuals loitering in a street. He says officers found what they believed was a bag of cocaine, which Williams grabbed and ran.

Bingham says officers used the Tasers to subdue Williams when he became combative.

The Bolivar Commercial reports Bingham did not release the names of the officers or say what happened to the suspected bag of cocaine.

A Taser shoots a probe that delivers a shock.

Information from: The Bolivar Commercial, http://www.bolivarcom.com

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