Raynette Turner’s Death Now Being Investigated By NY Special Prosecutor
Eric Schneiderman, the newly appointed New York attorney general, is formally reviewing the unexplained death of Raynette Turner. Turner died alone and unsupervised in a jail cell while awaiting her arraignment. No one had checked Turner’s cell for over an hour and she was found dead at approximately 2 pm on July 27. Turner was treated at a hospital while in police custody shortly before her death. Schneiderman was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo per requests from a coalition of Black mothers impacted by police violence; Schneiderman’s role is specially mandated to investigate whenever the police are involved with or guilty of the death of an unarmed citizen. Read more at the Huffington Post.
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