Prosecutor: No Wrongdoing by Fairfax County Officers in Man's Death

Fairfax County's Commonwealth's Attorney says that four police officers committed no wrongdoing when a resident of a group home died after a struggle with them.

Raymond Morrogh said in a statement Thursday that no charges will be filed in the death of 45-year-old Paul Gianelos of Annandale.

Police say on April 20, Gianelos wandered away from other group home residents during an outing at a Falls Church park.

They say Gianelos became combative after an officer found him, and four officers restrained him, handcuffing him behind his back. Police say Gianelos suffered what appeared to be cardiac arrest and died at a hospital.

An autopsy found that Gianelos died from cardiac arrhythmia associated with police restraint.

Police Chief Col. Edwin Roessler Jr. says the officers will return to full duty.

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