Two Amarillo officers not indicted over man's death

February 24, 2011 5:56:56 AM PST
A grand jury has declined to indict two Texas police officers over a butcher knife-wielding man who died in custody after being stunned by a Taser. Amarillo Officers Jon Heath and Royce Bushey were to resume their normal duties Thursday.

Potter County District Attorney Randall Sims says the autopsy on 41-year-old Kelly Sinclair determined he died of a methamphetamine overdose.

Sims said Wednesday, after the grand jury no-billed the officers, that Sinclair also was found to have cardiovascular disease and an enlarged heart.

Police on Jan. 5 answered a call about a suicidal person. They struggled to disarm Sinclair outside the home of his parents.

Relatives say Sinclair had stopped taking his medication for bipolar problems.