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Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-09-22 19:54:33
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Layleen Cubilette Polanco died in solitary confinement at Rikers Island in June 2019 after having an epileptic seizure.

"This is just the beginning of justice for my sister; this is not even close to being justice for her," Brown told The City. "Justice would be holding those people who had something to do with my sister's death accountable for their actions."

Polanco had a history of being medicated for epilepsy, but was placed in solitary confinement and experienced at least two seizures while in custody, the report said. Officers did not check on Polanco as required and after she was found unresponsive, they waited 90 minutes before calling for medical assistance."I have no faith in the city, I have no faith in anything that they do, besides them paying people out, that's all they do," Melania Brown, Polanco's sister, told The New York Times on Monday. "That's their way of saying sorry. I do hope this settlement makes a powerful statement that Black trans lives do matter and that we need a change moving forward."

In June, the New York City Board of Correction published a report detailing the failures that led up to Polanco's death.

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