The arrest came on the same day a Portsmouth cop shot and killed an unarmed African American 18-year-old.
Mitchell was said to have had mental health problems. But police aren’t claiming he committed suicide.
While the Guardian has been told that “senior prison officials said his death was not being treated as suspicious,” Natasha Perry, the master jail officer at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, said “as of right now it is deemed ‘natural causes’.”
That’s right, they are saying that a 24 year old with no serious medical issues to speak of, died of “natural causes” behind bars in the Portsmouth jail.
Perry said in an interview that “there were no obvious outward signs of injury to the 24-year-old’s body.”
Do you expect there to be justice with the police investigating this suspicious death?