Justice for Teen Who Died from Breathing Problems While in Police Custody

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Target: Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller

Goal: Conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Terrell Day who died after allegedly complaining of breathing problems while in police custody.

An 18-year-old in Indianapolis died in police custody after reportedly complaining of breathing problems. Terrell Day was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and later passed away in the back of an ambulance while in police custody. After his arrest, Day reportedly complained of breathing problems to police who then called an ambulance.

Medical staff allegedly decided Day was okay to be transported to the city’s Arrestee Processing Center, but Day complained again about having breathing problems. Apparently his condition deteriorated rapidly and he passed away shortly after.

Day’s mother says her son didn’t have any medical problems, and she’s confused why her son was not treated after continuing to complain about breathing problems. Day is yet another black person who has mysteriously died while in police custody this year.

Urge officials to conduct a thorough investigation into the untimely death of Terrell Day.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Attorney General Zoeller,

Terrell Day, 18, died in police custody after allegedly complaining of breathing problems. Despite reportedly complaining of these problems repeatedly, Day was still taken in for processing and his complaints ignored. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he passed away shortly after.

With so many events of black people dying while in police custody in the past year, this investigation must be taken very seriously to ensure justice is brought for Day and his family. I urge you to conduct a thorough investigation into the untimely death of Terrell Day.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Benjamin Ellis

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