Suit: Eugene police negligent in man’s death in police car

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The sister of an Oregon man who died of asphyxiation in a Eugene police car after wrapping a seatbelt around his neck has filed a $9 million wrongful death suit against the city and police department.  The federal civil rights suit alleges police failed to recognize that Michael Amador Sanchez was suffering from a mental health crisis, properly secure him in the patrol car, monitor his conduct in the rear seat or summon an ambulance to properly care for him. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Eugene police declined comment on the suit.