Expert on what excited delirium means

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Updated: February 24, 2021 05:57 PM
Created: February 24, 2021 05:45 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Excited delirium is a controversial diagnosis, but the attorney general’s expert declared it a contributing factor in Daniel Prude's death.

Prude was not breathing and had no pulse after he was restrained and handcuffed by officers. He died seven days later in the hospital after being taken off life support. The Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide and said Prude died from complications of asphyxia due to physical restraint, excited delirium and PCP. 

News10NBC interviewed the Monroe County Crime Lab's Chief Chemist James Wesley to learn more about excited delirium.

Watch the video in the player above to hear what he had to say.


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