New York. Transgender woman found dead in Rikers Island jail cell

Several advocacy groups are coming together, demanding a full investigation after a transgender woman was found dead in her cell at Rikers Island.
Layleen Polanco, 27, was arrested on April 16th for allegedly assaulting a cab driver in Harlem and having a controlled substance. While at Rikers, officials say they found Polanco unresponsive in her cell on Saturday afternoon. ABC7 NY video


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