Raynette Turner’s Death Now Being Investigated By NY Special Prosecutor
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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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