An unnamed former inmate at the Westland Police Department has accused the police of insensitivity. A man died in jail Sunday evening just hours after being arrested.
Thirty-five-year-old William Marshall was arrested for DUI on Sunday. He died later that night after experiencing seizures. The anonymous source said police ignored Marshall as he groped on the floor and cried for help until he lay unresponsive.
Marshall Twitched and Pleaded For Help; Police Sergeant Pushed Him Back into His Cell
According to the informant, he was detained inside the jail that Sunday afternoon before Marshall was brought in. He said by late evening Marshall looked ill and began to twitch with seizures on the floor.
The whistle blower said he raised an alarm and the officers on duty came around and called EMS. It was agreed that Marshall be taken to the Garden City Hospital. But, a police sergeant ordered that the sick man be returned into the cell.
The informant stated that Marshall held the cell door in alarm and pleaded to be taken to hospital. But, the stubborn sergeant would not have it, even though the man was clutching at his cell door. He said:
“They repeatedly kicked his hands until they came off.”
Video: Man Says Police Allowed Inmate to Die in Jail Due to Seizures
The prisoner had just been arrested only hours earlier. The cops refused to transport him to the hospital until it was too late. Now, his family wants his suspicious prison death investigated.
Marshall’s Family Will Be Hiring an Attorney to to Investigate His Suspicious Prison Death
Police came nearly one hour after Marshall lay still and unresponsive. But the young man was dead already. The informant revealed:
“He was twitching real bad, no motor skills and couldn’t stand.
When he grabbed the door and begged for them to take him to the hospital – that’s why I lose sleep. That’s why I’m not eating dinner. That’s why I’m scared to leave my house.”
The statement said the local police are investigating the prison death. But Marshall’s family says they were not aware that the deceased had a medical condition or history of seizures.
They insist the police are hiding something. According to them, they will hire an attorney to get to the root of the matter.