#JamelFloyd: Black Inmate Pepper-Sprayed To Death In New York Prison

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While many are still enraged at the death of George Floyd who was killed by a former Minneapolis police officer Darek Chauvin, another name- Jamel Floyd, is starting to trend on after he was pepper-sprayed to death by Prison officers in New York.

#JamelFloyd: Black Inmate Pepper-Sprayed To Death In New York Prison
#JamelFloyd: Black Inmate Pepper-Sprayed To Death In New York Prison

A Bureau of Prisons spokesperson disclosed that the incident happened on Wednesday, June 3. A period when protests continue to rock different parts of the country over George Floyd’s death.

In a statement, the spokesperson said that officers at the Sunset Park lockup responded to Jamel Floyd’s cell at around 10 am after he had shattered his cell door window using a metal object. Officers then proceeded to spray him as an attempt to subdue him when he passed out. Medical staff at the prison attempted to administer first aid but soon called a local EMS, who transported Jamel to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Bureau of Prisons said that the cause of his death was not immediately released but had definitely not been caused by .

Jail sources say that Jamel died after suffering a heart attack, reports Daily News. The agency revealed in a statement, “The FBI and the United States Marshals Service were notified. No staff or other inmates were injured.” The inmate had been locked up at the prison since last year in October, the agency revealed. He was reportedly held in prison for burglary, tampering with evidence and endangering the welfare of a child.

Social media users have took to twitter to express their anger over the continuous police brutality in the country. See some reactions below:

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