A Bronx woman arrested for possession of marijuana
died in police custody Sunday after experiencing a seizure in a holding cell, police say.
A medical examiner has not yet confirmed the cause of death.
From the NY Daily News:
Detectives from the Brooklyn North Narcotics Bureau arrested Jasmine Lawrence, 22, for the criminal sale of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana on Bedford Ave. near Dean St. on Saturday about 8 p.m., police said.
She was brought to the 79th Precinct stationhouse in Bedford-Stuyvesant and placed in a holding cell by herself, cops said.
At 11:58 p.m., Lawrence began seizing, officials said. “At no time did she complain of any illness or condition,” a spokesman for the NYPD said.
Cops said EMS arrived within seven minutes and the woman was taken to Woodhull Hospital at 12:44 a.m. She was pronounced dead at 1 a.m.
An investigation is ongoing.
SOURCE: NYDailyNews | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
Justice For Mike Brown: Powerful Pictures From The Ferguson Police Protests (PHOTOS)
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1. Police carrying rifles in riot gear approach a young unarmed man in Ferguson.
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2. A man protests as a wall of police hold tight in Ferguson.
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3. Officers in riot gear advance on protestors.
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4. Protestors hold their hands high in the night sky to signify they are unarmed. Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot by a Ferguson police officer.
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5. A child covers his face with a shirt after police fire tear gas into a crowd.
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6. Officers stand guard after firing tear gas into the crowd.
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7. A man holds a sign in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was killed by Ferguson police on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
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8. Police in a tactical vehicle travel down Ferguson streets to meet protestors.
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9. A protestor holds up a sign calling for the arrest of the officer who shot Michael Brown.
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10. Residents stand in front of a message for police, scribbled on a building in Ferguson.
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11. A man approaches a wall of police holding off protestors.
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12. A man delivers a powerful message in the form of a t-shirt.
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13. Residents flee after police fire tear gas into the crowd.
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14. A memorial of candles, flowers and stuffed animals decorate the spot where Michael Brown was shot to death.
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15. Police in riot gear and sticks stand guard at a store destroyed in Ferguson riots.
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16. A woman holds a powerful sign.
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17. A young man shows reporters where a rubber bullet fired by Ferguson police injured him.
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18. St. Louis resident and reporter on the ground Antonio French stands in the middle of a cloud after police fire tear gas into the crowd.
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