Travis Page’s father speaks out for first time after son dies in Winston-Salem police custody

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- An already emotional day took a turn for the worse when the father of a man who died in police custody got into an altercation with other family members.

Travis Page died last week in Winston-Salem police custody and his friends and family came together in Friday afternoon for a memorial service.

Friday, for the first time, FOX8 heard from Travis Page's father. He talked about the strained relationship between the community and police.

During the middle of the interview, a verbal altercation took place between him and other family members who didn't want him speaking to the media.

Some family members said that they did not want Page's biological father Darryl Williams to speak with the media.

Family members say they were upset that Williams was holding a press conference with reporters outside the funeral.

According to Winston-Salem police, officers responded due to the altercation and spoke with the involved parties. No one was arrested or charged with a crime as a result of the altercation.

On Dec. 10, Travis Page died in police custody. Police said Page resisted arrest and one of the officers pepper sprayed him before placing him in handcuffs. That's when police say Page became unresponsive.

The four officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

Community members have held several community meetings, calling for police to release body camera footage from that night.

“I'm sure that everything is going to come out, what truthfully happened,” Williams said. “That what I'm waiting for. It's not just about Travis. There are so many issues going on in the community that need to be addressed."

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