3 Black Women Found Dead In Police Custody
Officials in Kentucky are investigating a 16-year-old girl’s death at a juvenile detention center.
Gynnya McMillen was found unresponsive early in the morning of Jan. 11, at the Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Ky. State and local officials are investigating, but a week after McMillen’s death, officials have released few details in the case.
Hardin County Coroner William Lee, Jr. said in an interview Monday that in an initial autopsy on Jan. 12, he saw no outward signs, such as “visual bruising,” that could conclusively signal a cause of death. Lee also said it was unlikely she had a heart condition.
McMillen’s sister decided to go to social media to create awareness. Her Facebook page is called “Justice for Gynnya McMillen,” on which she pleads for more information related to the case. Facebook
On her page he sister pleads for information. “My 16yr old sister died in custody of a detention center but they’re not giving out any info on how she was found and they’re saying (her) autopsy shows no cause of death,” the person wrote in a post that has been shared more than 19,000 times. It is not clear why McMillen was is custody at the time of her death.
According to the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet’s statement, the girl was found unresponsive. Officials did not say where she was found and her autopsy reads that she has “no cause of death,” leaving a lot of people asking questions such as how a completely healthy teenage girl was found dead without any cause?
Symone Nicole Marshall, 22-year-old mother of a 3-year-old-daughter died in police custody on Tuesday, May 10.
The Daily News spoke to her sister, Honey ~ “Symone said from jail that someone ran her off the road.” “My sister Symone moved to Texas for a fresh start in life a few months ago. She was doing good down there, had a job and was about to buy a house. She’s a beautiful person, never been in trouble before and didn’t deserve this,” said Honey Marshall.
“When I talked to her from jail, she complained that her head was hurting and she kept blacking out. She was in a brutal car accident on April 26 in which her car flipped over several times before landing in a ditch.” said her sister.
“I called the jail several times and requested for them to take her to a real hospital and they wouldn’t do so. If they would have this, her death could have been prevented and my sister would still be here. My heart hurts so bad. She was my best friend. I am so angry that they did this to her.”
She was at the Walker County Jail in Huntsville, TX, about an hour north of Houston.
Police and jail officials declined to comment or release information about the accident to the Daily News. Marshall’s family also said they have not been able to get information from officials.
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Tanisha Lillard is seeking justice for her mothers unexplained death while in police custody. She too has taken to social media Facebook speaking out.
“My mom was riding with someone and was stopped because of a broken tail lights so happen they ran her name and she had an old warrant so she was… taken into custody. When she got there she told the nurses she wasn’t feeling well after complaining to the nurse and other jailers the other individual in the cell with her started to tell the officers she wasn’t looking or feeling good. Still they ignored her and the other individual. After begging for help she was placed in a cell by herself per the SGT “she was acting irrational” is the reason she was placed alone.”
“After being placed in the cell she was leaning on the jail cell toilet and that’s when the other offender tried to get the guards attention, minutes later she fell to the grown and started foaming out the mouth. Per the witness it was 45 minutes before someone actually found her unresponsive. But it was too late she went into cardiac arrest and without getting immediate medical treatment oxygen stopped flowing to her brain. That then caused her to be brain dead. Huntsville PD has swept this under the rug long enough. She had two kids and other family that loved her she may not have meant anything to them but she was loved dearly.”
“Failure to render aid is unlawful and it isn’t right not only did she not survive but neither did her unborn child. When will this stop, when will police start serving and protecting people of all races. There has been a pattern of officers letting black males and females die in their custody. She could have easily been saved if they did what their job title states they do, they took an oath, but not in Walker county. Ms S. Marshall also just passed in the Same jail as my mom her family went viral they want answers and we want the same. Huntsville THE HOME OF EXECUTION ”
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