AG: Spring Valley police cleared of wrongdoing in Spring Valley mother’s death
Attorney General Letitia James' office says it did not find any
wrongdoing by the Spring Valley police officers who were involved in the death
of a Spring Valley mother a year ago.
In January 2020, Tina Davis went into cardiac
arrest moments after she was Tased by police.
Officers say she was
resisting arrest and gripping an officer's neck after allegedly menacing
residents and smashing car windshields.
Davis's family says the
53-year-old had a history of drug abuse and mental illness.
Now, investigators for the attorney general say there are several concerns about
the handling of the incident.
They're issuing a number of
recommendations to the Spring Valley Police Department, including additional training for officers on
handling individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.
It was also recommended that
every Spring Valley police officer wear a body
An attorney for Davis's family released a statement on the attorney general's findings saying they will review
the report and supporting evidence and will release a more detailed public
comment early next week.