As one of South Carolina’s federal lawmakers is calling for an investigation into multiple inmate deaths at the Charleston County jail, the mother of one inmate who died there says she wants to know how many more must die before changes come.
The mother of Jamal Sutherland held a Wednesday news conference following the announcement that the Department of Justice will not pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against two former Charleston County deputies.
A Civil Rights attorney whose clients include George Floyd’s family is set to hold a news conference demanding criminal charges be filed against two Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies in connection to the death of Jamal Sutherland.
The South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus is calling on state authorities to investigation the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office following a Live 5 News story involving emails showing the sheriff’s office was monitoring social media posts of activists.
More than seven months after Jamal Sutherland’s death inside the Charleston County jail, new documents from the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control showed health inspectors visited Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health where he was arrested while seeking treatment for a mental illness as he was dying.
In her first interview since the announcement that the two former jail deputies involved in Jamal Sutherland’s death will not face state criminal charges, Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano said that they will not get their old jobs back.
A day after Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced that the two Charleston County detention deputies involved in the death of Jamal Sutherland will not face state charges, the use of force consultant hired by Wilson said that what is depicted in the videos of Sutherland’s death is “shocking” and “disturbing.”
The South Carolina Black Activists Coalition will speak with reporters Tuesday afternoon, a day after an announcement that two Charleston County detention deputies would not face charges in the death of Jamal Sutherland.
Jamal Sutherland’s mother said “Justice was denied” in Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson’s decision not to file criminal charges against two Charleston County deputies in her son’s death, and pushed state leaders to pass laws to better protect the mentally ill.
Charleston County’s sheriff posted to a blogging platform about changes she has made in her first six months in office at the Al Cannon Detention Center despite refusing multiple requests for an on-camera interview to discuss them.
The family of a man who died in at the Charleston County jail wants private entities they believe contributed to his death to be held accountable, including the medical company contracted to work inside the jail.
Lawyers for the family of a man who died while in custody at the Charleston County detention center have provided a death certificate which has been amended to show that Jamal Sutherland’s manner of death was homicide.
Charleston County Council’s unanimous vote Wednesday night on a $10 million settlement in the death of Jamal Sutherland means the county will have to dip into its coffers to pay the majority of the cost.
The man in charge of Charleston County’s detention center was fired within hours of an inmate’s death inside the facility, but a spokesperson for the agency that runs the jail says that the two incidents are not related.
Saturday evening, around a dozen people with the activism group United Front marched downtown to demand charges be filed against deputies involved in Jamal Sutherland’s death at the Al Cannon Detention center back in January.