In Custody Deaths

An autopsy performed on Glenn Foster Jr., who was found dead in an Alabama jail earlier this month, suggests that the former professional football player may have been strangled or suffered some other trauma to his neck before he died, Ben Crump and his legal team said.

The family of Ta'Neasha Chappell, a Louisville woman who recently died under questionable circumstances in Indiana police custody, has retained the services of the attorneys who represented the family of Breonna Taylor.

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his office filed felony charges against the officers charged with killing Manuel Ellis, a Black man whose March death while in Tacoma Police custody was ruled a homicide.

On Wednesday Collin County chief medical examiner, Dr. William Rohr, ruled that Scott's death was a homicide caused by "fatal acute stress response in an individual with previously diagnosed schizophrenia during restraint struggle with law enforcement." 

The New York City Board of Corrections is investigating an in-custody deaths that occurred at Rikers Island.