NYS AG's Office Opens Investigation into Death of India Cummings

The New York State Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into the death of a former Rochester woman who was being held at the Erie County Holding Center.

India Cummings died in 2016, after her arrest for a car theft and police chase in Lackawanna. She had a broken arm at the time of her arrest but wasn't taken to a hospital until she went into cardiac arrest 17 days later. 

The state Correction Commission found she was in a state of psychosis behind bars and received no treatment. The commission ruled her death a "homicide by medical neglect." The Erie County D-A asked the A.G. this summer to investigate, citing a possible conflict of interest in his own office.


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