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In 2012, Sarah Reed was arrested and assaulted by Police officer James Kiddie after allegedly shoplifting. The officer in question wasn’t fired from the British police until late 2014.

On Jan. 11, Reed who was still in jail, was found dead in her cell. Reed’s family said they were told she “’strangled’ herself whilst lying on her bed”, which they do not believe.

A spokesperson for the Prison Service told the Independent: “HMP Holloway prisoner Sarah Reed was found unresponsive in her cell at 8am on January 11.

“Prison staff attempted CPR, but she was pronounced dead shortly after.

“As with all deaths in custody, the independent Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation.”

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  • This is such a sad story. A cop assaulted a woman and she dies in jail. In the UK, racism and other injustices are still common just like in the States. It is a disgrace that the officer who assaulted the woman wasn’t fired until 2 years after the incident. Also, it is wrong for her to still be in jail for being accused of shoplifting for years. An independent investigation must come about. The family of Sarah Reed deserve condolences on the lost of their relative. RIP Sara Reed.

    #Say Her Name.

  • CayaK

    #SayHerName I have a sad feeling that if we didn’t have social media, this story would go unnoticed.