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The family of one of the men who recently died in Racine County Jail say they have new information on how he died. Malcom James’ family said they never believed the 27-year-old died of natural causes on June 1. Now they have the results of an independent autopsy that they have requested they say proves otherwise. Now they have the results of an independent autopsy that they have requested that they say proves he was beaten and electrocuted with a Taser. “It’s homicide. There’s no question about it. It’s homicide,” attorney Kevin O’Connor said. Police arrested James after starting a fire in his apartment. His family says he suffered from mental illness and that in prison the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said he repeatedly smashed his head against the cell wall, suffered a medical event who knocked him unconscious and died. O’Connor said an independent autopsy body diagram shows his injuries. “They say he hit the front or the back of his head, there is no mark, so their claims that he smashed his head or did something to his head. head are completely and utterly wrong, ”the lawyer said. O’Connor said the anonymous Milwaukee pathologist found multiple punctures, grazes and stun gun lacerations, but no head injuries. “Do you believe Malcom died at the hands of prison staff?” WISN 12 News reporter Hillary Mintz asked the lawyer, “It is without question that he died at the hands of prison staff,” O’Connor said. James and another prisoner died in jail, four days apart the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the two deaths to try to figure out what, if anything, could have been done differently. Kenosha County told WISN 12 News the investigation is not yet complete and will not respond to the new claim. WISN 12 News has learned that James’ initial autopsy was performed in Milwaukee County, but the Racine County medical examiner said they had not definitively determined the cause of his death and are still awaiting the results of toxicology. Her family said they would continue to fight for justice. “He has a right to be safe in the hands of a police officer, a sheriff or whoever it is. We want justice done, we want someone to be held accountable for it. young man who suffered such injuries, “said James’s aunt. to WISN 12 News calls on Wednesday, but Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling released a video of what he described as “video evidence of the intervention of prison staff of a violent inmate facing a mental health crisis “. He said a Taser had been used. In a previous statement, officials said the prison provided medical treatment to James after twice banging his head against the wall. The family want state investigators to be involved. The death of 22-year-old Ditello-Scott Jr., who was found dead in his cell hours after being arraigned for impaired driving, is also under investigation.

The family of one of the men who recently died in Racine County Jail say they have new information on how he died.

Malcom James’ family said they never believed the 27-year-old died on June 1 of natural causes.

Now they have the results of an independent autopsy that they have requested which they say proves otherwise.

Now they have the results of an independent autopsy that they requested, which proves that he was beaten and electrocuted with a Taser.

“It’s homicide. There’s no question about it. It’s homicide,” said attorney Kevin O’Connor.

Police arrested James after starting a fire in his apartment. His family said he suffered from mental illness and that in jail the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said he repeatedly smashed his head against the cell wall, which he had. suffered a medical event that caused him to pass out and died.

O’Connor said a body chart from the independent autopsy shows his injuries.

“They say he hit himself in front or behind the head, there is no mark, so their claims that he smashed his head or did something to his head are completely and totally false, ”the lawyer said.

O’Connor said the anonymous Milwaukee pathologist found several stings, abrasions and stun gun lacerations, but no head injuries.

“Do you believe Malcom died at the hands of the prison staff?” WISN 12 News reporter Hillary Mintz asked the lawyer.

“There is no question that he died at the hands of prison staff,” said O’Connor.

James and another prisoner died in prison, four days apart,

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the two deaths to try to determine what, if anything, could have been done differently.

Kenosha County told WISN 12 News that the investigation is not yet complete and will not respond to the new claim.

WISN 12 News has learned that James’ initial autopsy was performed in Milwaukee County, but the Racine County medical examiner said they have not definitively determined the cause of his death and are still awaiting the results toxicological.

Her family said they would continue to fight for justice.

“He has a right to be safe in the hands of a police officer, sheriff or whoever. We want justice done, we want someone to be held accountable for it. young man who suffered such injuries, “said James’s aunt.

Racine Sheriff officials did not respond to WISN 12 News calls on Wednesday, but Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling released a video of what he described as “video evidence of the intervention prison staff of a violent prisoner facing a mental health crisis “. He said a Taser had been used.

In a previous statement, officials said the prison provided medical treatment to James after twice banging his head against the wall.

The family want state investigators to get involved.

The death of 22-year-old Ditello-Scott Jr., who was found dead in his cell hours after being arraigned for impaired driving, is also under investigation.


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