Autopsy Labels Jail Death a Homicide
The controversy over the death of a 19-year-old inmate in the Prince George's County jail continues, despite a medical examiner's report delivered yesterday declaring the death a homicide, the Post's Aaron C. Davis reports.
Ronnie L. White died in June, less than two days after he had been charged with killing a county police officer. At the time, County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) cast suspicion on corrections officers and asked the FBI and the state police to investigate.
An attorney for the Correctional Officers Association said yesterday that guards have told investigators that they found White in a "hanging, suspended" position, but his body was moved to administer medical help. But Assistant Medical Examiner J. Laron Locke suggested that White's injuries were not consistent with hanging.
State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey said the autopsy report and the findings of the police investigation would be presented to a grand jury. "We're going to remain open to all possibilities," he said.
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September 19, 2008; 10:18 AM ET
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