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Attorney General Clears Mount Vernon Police In Death Of Woman In Custody

Raynette Turner, 42, died while in a holding cell at the Mount Vernon Police Department.
Raynette Turner, 42, died while in a holding cell at the Mount Vernon Police Department. Photo Credit: Handout

MOUNT VERNON, N. Y. --  State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman found no criminal action on the part of Mount Vernon police in the death of Raynette Turner while she was in custody in July 2015, but his report did offer suggestions to prevent such a "tragedy," according to lohud.com.

Schneiderman released the result of a seven-month investigation Thursday that is the first since Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the Attorney General's office to investigate police-involved death, lohud.com reports. The Westchester County Medical Examiner's office had previously ruled the death a result of natural causes from an enlarged heart.

The Attorney General's report did suggest that she should have been checked on more frequently, and made specific recommendations to speed up the process after a person has been arrested, lohud.com said.

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