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updated: 8/26/2014 2:15 PM

Carpentersville man dead after traffic stop by police

State police investigating at behest of Carpentersville

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  • Joshua Paul, front, pictured here with his fiance, Jeff Bolek, is being remembered for his outgoing demeanor and caring personality. Paul died Aug. 18 after being involving in a traffic stop with Carpentersville police.

      Joshua Paul, front, pictured here with his fiance, Jeff Bolek, is being remembered for his outgoing demeanor and caring personality. Paul died Aug. 18 after being involving in a traffic stop with Carpentersville police.
    Courtesy of Jeff Bolek

 
 

A 31-year-old Carpentersville man is dead following a traffic stop by police there, and the Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit has been asked to investigate at the behest of local authorities.

Joshua Paul died Monday at an Elgin hospital, a day after he was arrested following the traffic stop, Carpentersville officials said Saturday in response to calls from the Daily Herald, which received a tip Friday about the death.

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Neither village nor police officials would elaborate on Paul's death other than to say local police had asked the state police to launch an "independent investigation."

Village spokesman Dave Bayless said Paul was "arrested at the scene of the traffic stop and transported to Sherman Hospital." He would not say why Paul was taken to the hospital or why he had been stopped.

State police spokeswoman Monique Bond confirmed Saturday the investigation was ongoing but would not elaborate on the cause of Paul's death. She could not provide a timeline for the investigation to be completed.

Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said Saturday that an autopsy on Paul's body had been performed; "however, the doctor's report has not come in yet."

Bayless said both officers involved in the traffic stop "remain in a full-duty status."

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