A jury in Martinez today found that a man who fell to his death
from a sixth-floor Richmond apartment last October died by accident after
refusing to speak to police officers.
The jury made the finding at a Contra Costa County coroner's
inquest today to determine whether the 47-year-old Link Pernard Muldrow's
death on Oct. 21, 2013 occurred due to suicide, natural causes, by accident
or at the hands of another other.
The county coroner's office holds inquests
for all officer-involved deaths.
Muldrow died on after falling from a sixth-story window onto a
fourth-floor balcony at the Nevin Plaza housing project at 2400 Nevin Ave.,
police and county sheriff's officials said.
Muldrow barricaded himself inside the apartment after police
arrived at the residence in response to reports of a domestic disturbance,
Sheriff's officials said it appears Muldrow slipped or jumped out
of the sixth-story window while attempting to evade police.
Officers found him suffering from major injuries on a fourth-floor
He was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek where he
was pronounced dead.