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National NAACP Support for DOJ Investigation into Arlington County Sheriff’s Office In-Custody Deaths
ARLnow, December 18, 2023
Today, via written letter, the National General Counsel for the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization formally calls on the Department of Justice to conduct an independent pattern and practice investigation into the Arlington County Detention Facility. Nine people have lost their lives at the Arlington County Detention Center in the last eight years with two of those deaths occurring within the last four months. After deaths 6 and 7, former long time Sheriff Beth Arthur defended the culture at the jail saying they provide first class medical care, and the deaths are not negligent, despite state officials finding the same sheriff in violations of regulations.
NAACP Arlington Branch wants Justice Dept. probe of county jail
GazetteLeader December 14, 2023
The NAACP Arlington Branch has reacted to news of a new in-custody death at the Arlington County Detention Facility by reiterating its call for the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent investigation of cases and of the facility.
Nine people have lost their lives at the county detention center in the last eight years, and this death marks the second in-custody death within the previous four months, NAACP officials said.
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