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Woman dies after being found unconscious in cell at Queens Central Booking in Kew Gardens

April 5, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan

A woman died this morning after spending last night in Queens Central Booking in Kew Gardens.

According to police, the 56-year-old woman had been taken in to police custody last night due to several outstanding warrants for her arrest. She spent the night in central booking at 125-01 Queens Boulevard, and was found unconscious and unresponsive at 8:05 a.m. this morning.

Emergency medical services responded and transported the woman to Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A police spokesperson said that the cause of her death was unknown, but that the medical examiner would conduct an investigation. The New York City Police Department Force Investigation Division is also investigating the incident.

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There has been black women who have perished in holding cells while being processed after arrest. May God bless Ms.Keechie heart.n her soul rest in heavenly?peace. She always had a beautiful smile on her face n kindhearted. If we do nothing n say nothing, justice will be to no avail. Time Queens strong black women take tht stand now.


My thing is, this situation is crazy. People always quick to defend the system. Something happened to her. Hands Down! Justice will be served. She might be gone but, please believe, she will be felt.

Anon Amos

I’m not defending anything. To assume foul play without a thorough investigation of the facts is inadvisable.

It’s a tragic occurrence, but we should not rush to judgement or assume anything until the facts are in.


Does it occur to anyone that she might have died of natural causes, in her sleep, perhaps? Don’t rush to judgement before you know the facts.


No one at 56 dies from natural causes. Yes at 86 or 96. This woman was seen on Sunday and was ready to celebrate her birthday in the next two days!


If you’ve ever been through the system, just k ow that you can say your sick or it feeling well and the cops don’t care and all the medical staff will do is just say drink water and give you aspirin


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