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Police Officer Involved in Easton Teen's Death Loses Certification

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Cpl. Thomas Webster IV Cpl. Thomas Webster IV

EASTON, Md. (AP) - A Maryland police officer involved in the death of a 19-year-old black man last year after being handcuffed has lost his police certification.

Newspapers reported Maryland's Police Training and Standards Commission decertified Thomas Webster IV July 26.

Greensboro Police Chief Eric Lee announced at a town meeting Thursday that Webster is no longer on the force.

Webster's certification came into question when state officials said he failed to disclose nearly 30 use-of-force reports from his police career in Dover, Delaware.

In September, Webster confronted 19-year-old Anton Black after receiving a 911 call about a possible abduction.

Webster chased Black, then arrested and handcuffed him with the help of two off-duty officers.

Black became unresponsive and died.

His family says Black had mental-health issues and officers used excessive force.

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