A man died after police tasered him last month.
Adrian McDonald collapsed and later died after police were called to an address in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
Staffordshire Police said they were responding to a burglary—but this version of events has been rubbished.
Paul Carter said he had invited Adrian to a birthday party at the address and called police after Adrian became “distressed”.
He said, “Adrian was not a burglar, he was a great guy. I had invited him around, I want to clear his name.”
Armed police arrived at the scene and shot Adrian with a taser. He was arrested and put into a police van where he became ill.
Officers say the death was caught on body cameras and the case has been passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.