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New York City reaches $9.5 million settlement in death of transgender woman who couldn’t pay $500 bail – CNN

 

(CNN)The City of New York has reached a settlement with the family of Layleen Cubilette-Polanco for $5.9 million following her June 2019 death while in custody on Rikers Island.

The transgender woman was arrested in April 2019 and sent to the jail complex because she could not afford $500 bail, her family previously told CNN. She was found unresponsive in her cell on June 7, 2019, and later pronounced dead.
Civil rights groups say Polanco’s death represents a web of factors that can trap people of color in the justice system — especially transgender women of color — with devastating outcomes. […]

Source: New York City reaches $9.5 million settlement in death of transgender woman who couldn’t pay $500 bail – CNN


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