22-year-old Bronx woman dies in police custody

A young Bronx woman died while in police custody in Brooklyn over the weekend.  According to authorities, 22-year-old Jasmine Lawrence was arrested Saturday for possession and sale of marijuana.

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2014, 4:03 PM

Updated 3,556 days ago

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A young Bronx woman died while in police custody in Brooklyn over the weekend. 
According to authorities, 22-year-old Jasmine Lawrence was arrested Saturday for possession and sale of marijuana. 
They say she was placed in a holding cell alone at around 10 p.m. and suffered an apparent seizure two hours later. 
Lawrence was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. The medical examiner has not yet determined the cause of death.


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