Dothan police said in a statement that a deputy used a Taser on the man at least twice after he continued to be combative.
Dothan Police Chief Greg Benton tells The Dothan Eagle that his officers used the appropriate amount of force for the circumstances.
Johnnie Kamahi Warren of Forest Park, Ga., was declared dead at 3:16 a.m. Monday.
Dothan police say they got a call at 1:48 a.m. from a bar where employees struggled with a man. Shortly after he was handcuffed, Warren began to lose consciousness.
The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating.