City leaders remain tight-lipped in jall cell death case

Mount Vernon city leaders are remaining tight-lipped about the circumstances surrounding the death of Raynette Turner.



The 42-year-old mother of eight was found dead in her holding cell July 27, two days after a shoplifting arrest.



Despite prior health issues, her autopsy remains inconclusive.



City leaders say they do not want to compromise the case, and have not given information about the status of the arresting officers.



"We are cooperating with the attorney general's office, he has given specific guidelines of what we can and cannot do," says Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis.



Davis says as special prosecutor, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will determine if any criminal charges will be filed in the case.


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