In the wake of Symone Marshall, who died in jail last month in Walker County, Texas, NewsOne remembers other African-American women who have died in the custody of law enforcement officers in recent years. Marshall, 22, passed away on April 26 following an arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to […]
Sandra Bland's family announced the filing of a lawsuit against officials in Houston involved in her arrest and death.
An Ottawa, Canada memorial for Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who died in a Texas jail cell earlier this month, was defaced with an “All Lives Matter” slogan just a day after it appeared, the Huffington Post reports. The tribute, made possible by Ottawa-based artists Allan Andre and Kalkidan Assefa, showed a colorful depiction of Bland […]
A mother of eight is the fifth Black woman to be found dead in a jail cell since mid-July. Mount Vernon, New York native Raynette Turner died in a Westchester County jail cell, according to Pix11. Turner, 43, was arrested for allegedly stealing crabs at a wholesale food store on Saturday. Police say the mother was going to be […]
The family of an 18-year-old found dead in an Alabama jail cell just a day after Sandra Bland died in police custody are convinced she committed suicide by hanging herself with a bed sheet, AL reports. In the days since the incident, Kindra Chapman’s July 14 death has been likened to Bland’s — both were found […]
Authorities in Alabama claim a teen committed suicide in a jail cell an hour after being arrested, another suspicious case of a Black woman dying in police custody in the past week. Kindra Darnell Chapman, 18, was jailed last Tuesday for allegedly stealing someone’s phone on the street, according to the Huffington Post. Chapman was charged with […]
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