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Montogomery County Police Officers' Conduct In Question

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A man in Montgomery County, Md., has died after police used a taser and pepper spray to subdue him.

Police say they do not know if 65-year-old Kareem Ali of White Oak died as a result of the confrontation with police or if he had a pre-existing medical condition.

Two Montgomery County police officers involved in the altercation are now on administrative leave.

It happened Sunday night: Police say two officers were responding to a report of a "suspicious" situation in White Oak. They encountered Ali, who police say resisted arrest.

He was then tasered and sprayed with pepper spray. Shortly after, Ali stopped breathing and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. He died Thursday.

An autopsy will be performed by the state's chief medical examiner in Baltimore.

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