Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
In custody death investigation
Read the release here.
This is a tragedy for all parties involved. The Fredericksburg Police Department extends its sympathies to the family of Mr. Berryman.
I want to clarify a few points in response to inquiries received regarding this incident. Although multiple officers responded to the scene, only one officer physically engaged with Mr. Berryman during the attempt to take him into custody. Also, the arresting officer does not carry a Taser, nor were any lethal or non-lethal weapons deployed in the course of the struggle.