An independent autopsy was sought by the family of Glenn Foster Jr, The black NFL veteran who died under mysterious circumstances in police custody in Alabama earlier this month, said to have evidence of “squeezing the neck and neck,” according to a family attorney statement. strangulated”.
The Daily Beast was unable to obtain a copy of the autopsy immediately. But in a statement by Benjamin Crump and other attorneys representing the family, the legal team said Dr. Michael Baden’s preliminary results indicate that Foster Jr., 31, did not die of “natural causes”.
“As we continue to investigate the case, we learn that Mr. Foster’s death in Pickens County appears to be part of a disturbing trend of Black men dying while in custody at St. Pickens County Sheriff’s Office,” the statement read, nodding at the death of Michael Broady Jr., 40, in August.
Details of Broady’s death were first reported by The Daily Beast. The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Baden, a controversial former medical examiner in New York City and in Suffolk County on Long Island, is a prominent pathologist who has been criticized for suggesting there is evidence of Jeffery Epstein’s death. Because suicide behind bars can be a murder.
He has also been brought in to look into cases of serious police misconduct, including murder. George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“Keeping your detainees alive is really the lowest threshold we can set for law enforcement and something the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has failed to achieve,” the statement said. father from the attorney of the Foster family read. “Pickens County owes the family the truth regarding Mr. Foster’s tragic death. These findings are deeply concerning and require a full and transparent investigation into what happened to Glenn Foster Jr. and how he lost his life. We will not stop until we get answers and justice for Glenn, his family and the community.”
Foster was arrested by police on December 4 in Reform, Alabama, after an alleged high-speed chase.
Prison records show Foster was initially booked into the Pickens County jail on three counts of reckless endangerment, as well as resisting arrest and attempting to escape. But on December 5, Foster was supposed to be released from prison and was instead re-sentenced after allegedly fighting with another inmate and two officers. The next day, a judge ordered him to receive medical attention.
Foster’s father, Glenn Foster Sr., has revealed in interviews that his son has bipolar disorder, telling CNN that the former athlete was “mentally suffering” before his arrest and ultimately have to go to jail.
After being assigned to a medical facility on December 6, Foster was supposed to be transported there by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office, but was later pronounced dead at a hospital. other medical facilities, raising questions about what happened during that time.
The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating Foster’s death, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/glenn-foster-jr-death-may-have-involved-strangulation-ben-crump-says-citing-autopsy?source=articles&via=rss Glenn Foster Jr’s death may be stress related, says Ben Crump, citing an autopsy