Woman found hanged in cell at Brooklyn police station after marijuana arrest


A 32-year-old woman was discovered hanging from a make-shift noose in her cell at the 73rd Police Precinct on East New York Avenue in Brooklyn Friday, Dec. 18.

The unidentified woman, who had been arrested for marijuana possession, made the noose with a pair of pants, according to the New York Times. Police reportedly discovered her body 40-45 minutes after bringing her into the station. She was arrested just before 7 p.m., according to the Associated Press.

The woman was taken to Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

A source reportedly told the New York Post that it was common for officers to regularly check on detained suspects, but offered no explanation as to what could have happened in this particular case.