Jamel Floyd, 35

Died on June 24, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York

Died in custody at US Bureau of Prisons detention center after being pepper-sprayed in his cell by a corrections officer, who said Floyd was “increasingly disruptive and it was believed he could be potentially harmful to himself and others.” Floyd suffered from asthma and diabetes, and his mother said that jail officials were aware of his health conditions. He had been in the jail for two days because he hadn’t appeared for a court hearing on failure to pay child support, and could not afford $2500 for bail.

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