BERKELEY -- The Alameda County Coroner has released the name of the 41-year-old man who died in police custody last week while being taken to a hospital for an involuntary psychiatric evaluation.
Xavier Christopher Moore, of Berkeley, died after a struggle with Berkeley police around midnight on Feb. 12, authorities said.
Police had been called to an apartment building in the 2100 block of Allston Way and when police tried to speak to him, he became agitated and uncooperative and violently resisted police orders, police said.
When police placed him in restraints, he continued to kick and scream and was loaded onto an ambulance gurney.
It was then that police said he stopped breathing and they began CPR. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead, police said. A cause of death has not been determined, a coroner's spokesman said Friday.
The case remains under investigation. Coroner's office Sgt. Patricia Wilson said investigations into deaths that occur in police custody are handled like any other unnatural death and do not require special protocols.