Bipolar Black Man Calls Police for Help, Ends Up Dead


The death of an unarmed black man who allegedly fought with six police officers in Pasadena early today has drawn impromptu protests to Southern California’s City of Roses.

Under department protocol, Pasadena police have asked detectives from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and from the District Attorney’s Office to investigate.

The confrontation began about 2:20 a.m. when cops were dispatched to the 200 block of East Orange Grove Blvd. based on a report of a “domestic disturbance,” city of Pasadena spokesman William H. Boyer said in a statement.