Submitted by Admin on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 18:32

NY State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says his office’s Special Investigations and New York's Prosecutions Unit will investigate the death of Raynette Turner, consistent with Executive Order No. 147. View Executive Order No. 147 here.

Schneiderman says his office started a probe into Turner’s death while in a holding cell at the Mount Vernon police department, to determine whether a full investigation into the death is necessary.

42 yeas old Raynette Turner was under arrest for shoplifting, but had been there for a couple of days awaiting arraignment. Police said she had had bariatric surgery and had a history of hypertension. She was found unresponsive while awaiting arraignment for Petty Larceny,