Former NBA player Glenn Foster died while in the hands of Alabama police. However, Foster’s family is furious and doesn’t believe the police are innocent. The autopsy showed the former Saint defense showed no signs of strangulation.
Foster was arrested Dec. 4, 2021 after a speeding violation that included an attempt to run away from the officers.
In the wake of Foster’s death, the family retained civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump to handle the case.
Soon after being retained by the family, Crump claimed an independent autopsy revealed “evidence of strangulation.”
The attorneys called the autopsy findings “deeply concerning” and demanded a full and transparent investigation into what happened.
Days before Foster’s death he was arrested and booked in the Pickens County Jail on charges of reckless endangerment, attempting to elude police and resisting arrest, inmate records show.
He was released at 3:14 p.m. on Dec. 5 but was rebooked two minutes later on charges of simple assault and third-degree robbery. Authorities have not said what led to Foster being rebooked.
Attorneys for his family said the initial arrest on Dec. 4 stemmed from a speeding violation. He died two days later after being found unresponsive in the back of a police vehicle after arriving at a medical facility, they said.