Saturday, August 29, 2015

Youth Jailed Since April For Alleged $5 Grocery Theft, Found Dead In Jail Cell

A young man was arrested by Portsmouth, Virginia police over a mere $5 in groceries that he stole because he was hungry.
The arrest came on the same day a Portsmouth cop shot and killed an unarmed African American 18-year-old.
But now, Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, has been found dead in his jail cell, after spending four months behind bars with no conviction and no bail.
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.”
She assures the public that the “Portsmouth police are looking into the death.”
Do you expect there to be justice with the police investigating this suspicious death?

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