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New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death

New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death

The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his office will take over the investigation into what happened to 42-year-old Raynette Turner, who died July 27 in the Mount Vernon Police Department's cellblock. Schneiderman is acting for the first time under an order issued last month by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo giving the attorney general authority in cases in which people die in encounters with police. Cuomo said he hoped to do away with perceived conflicts of interest between local district attorneys and police. ...

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