Marvin Scott III was inside a sprawling outlet mall in Allen last month when police searched him and allegedly found less than 2 ounces of marijuana. They arrested him and eventually took him to the local jail.Video of the encounter shows one officer applying an "illegal choke hold" as the others fought to tie down his arms, Merritt alleged.

Hours later, the 26-year-old was dead.

Skinner confirmed that video was taken of the struggle and said the officers used pepper spray once and restrained Scott in a bed.

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