Ralkina Jones Died Hours After She Told Police She Didn't Want to Die in Custody

A newly released video shows Ralkina Jones discussing her medical issues with police 15 hours before she was found dead in her jail cell.

37-Year-Old Ralkina Jones was found dead at the Cleveland Heights City Jail at the end of July.
“I’m not asking for an exception to any rules, but I will tell you this: I don’t want to die in your cell," Jones says in the video released by the Cleveland Heights Police Department.
Jones told police about her health issues included fainting when standing up, seizures, anxiety, depression and a brain injury as a result of being assaulted by her ex-husband. Jones also told officers that other officers who she had encountered earlier had dismissed her words and yelled at her.

“I sympathize with you,” an officer tells her. “I addressed them about it, that won’t happen again.”

The Huffington Post reports that a spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner said "no suspicious injuries" were found on Jones. An official cause of death has not yet been released.

Watch below.


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