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Man dies after Oregon police use pepper spray, taser

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The Douglas County sheriff’s office says a man police arrested by using a stun gun and pepper spray has died.

The sheriff’s department said in a statement Monday two officers from the Roseburg police were trying to take the man into custody Saturday afternoon because he was jumping on vehicles near the Douglas County Courthouse.

The officers said the man wouldn’t comply, and soon after the use of the stun gun and spray he had what the sheriff’s office called “a medical emergency” and died.

An autopsy is planned this week. The sheriff’s office said it would lead an investigation.

The man’s identity was withheld until his relatives are notified.

Online posts lead to officer’s resignation

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A sheriff's lieutenant in Douglas County, Colo., being investigated for posting controversial comments from his county computer while on duty has resigned.

Denver's KMGH-TV reports that Lt Jeff Egnor, with the sheriff's department for 13 years, resigned Tuesday in the middle of an investigation by his supervisors.

The investigation was looking into reports that while using a screen name, Egnor posted hundreds of comments on Denver TV websites. The posts ranged from bashing Gov. John Hickenlooper to attacking illegal immigrants and gays in the military.

KMGH filed an open-records request to find out who was posting the comments after readers complained about them. Sheriff's officials started investigating

County officials say Egnor's conduct was a clear violation of their policy on Internet use. KMGH says it couldn't reach him for comment.

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