The statement that has been given by the police, that Matthew "fought with deputies ... and had to be restrained" is outrageously vague and raises more questions than answers.
Was he beaten?
Was it filmed?
What injuries did he suffer in the process of being restrained?
Was he given medical attention for his injuries?
What does the autopsy show as his cause of death?
Unfortunately, in the past few months, Matthew is not the first man to die in Savannah police custody. Charles Smith, handcuffed and in the back of a police car, was shot and killed by an officer this past September after they said he found a way out of the vehicle and somehow produced a gun.
In November, the former Chief of Police in Savannah was convicted on federal charges of extortion, gambling, obstruction of justice, and other charges.