No charges will be filed in Greensboro police custody death

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Prosecutors will not file charges against a Greensboro police officer in the December death of a man in police custody.

The Greensboro Police Department placed Officer D.J. Williams on administrative duty after the Dec. 21 death of 60-year-old Steve Lee Christian, whom he was taking into custody. Williams returned to full duty on Jan. 14.

A State Bureau of Investigation revealed that Christian died of natural causes, Assistant Guilford County District Attorney Howard Neumann said.

“Clearly, there’s no reason to pursue any type of criminal charges,” Neumann said. “The officer acted entirely lawfully.”

Read more: Greensboro News & Record

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