Police update investigation into mall death of 25-year-old McKenzie Cochran

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit police chief held a news conference to discuss the death of a 25-year-old man at a shopping mall.

Southfield Chief Eric Hawkins talked about the status of the investigation Monday morning. McKenzie Cochran died Jan. 28 after a struggle with security at Northland Mall, just north of Detroit.

Hawkins' staff says the final autopsy report isn't in yet, and it likely will take weeks to complete the investigation. Cochran was pepper-sprayed and restrained by guards after a shop owner felt threatened and called for help.

Video aired by Detroit TV stations shows guards restraining a person who says he can't breathe. About 30 people held a protest at the mall last week, demanding an explanation.

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