His family had called 911 earlier in the evening to get medical assistance for Ricks. The ambulance arrived ... however, they refused to treat Ricks. The police came and they arrested Ricks. At some point the police acknowledge that a taser was used on Ricks. He was found dead while in a police jail cell.
Here is a video of the taser-death from local newscasters. It is obvious that this town isn't a fan of Black civil rights organizations as they mistakenly refer to the NAACP as "the NCAA" in their reporting of the incident.
The young man's family is very upset