Family Sues After Woman Dies While in Police Custody

Joyce Curnell, 50, was found dead in her cell on July 22, 2015.
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It's unacceptable and we want to make our voice heard Stephen course it. She does a person just like me who probably had goals and aspirations. And curry Lucas the pair didn't know Joyce Cornell. But when they recently heard what happened at fifty world there's a time where you have to finally say. I'm drawing the line here and I won't stand for this anymore they wanted to do something. This story starts here last July at roper Saint Francis Cornell was being treated for a stomach illness. The next day at the hospital she was arrested on a warm for shoplifting. After being medically discharged and taken to the Charleston county jail. 27 hours later though she was debt. Court documents filed this week allege Cornell plummeted through the night. The autopsy report showed she died from Castro entered nine hits but the lawyers expert says quotes. Ms. Cornell died because she was deprived of water she was too sick to tolerate the dehydration. According to the sheriff's department staff saw her 2:12 PM for a medical check. She was found unresponsive three hours later the bigger than just this incidence. That with corset in Lucas they're planning a peaceful march for Friday accurate Marion square. He hoped to educate people on Cornell story and in turn creek eight changed. They needs to have a better vetting of the medical staff there are better vetting of the officers who are supposed to be taking care of citizens. Police are meant to protect. And would've they've done for Joyce. What are they don't drops.

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