Officer placed on leave after death of 49th Precinct prisoner

Police say the sergeant responsible for watching a Bronx man in the 49th Precinct who was found unconscious in a holding cell has been put on modified leave. 



Police say the victim, Samuel Reyes, was found with a slit around his neck and died two days later.



Family members of Reyes hired a lawyer requesting a special prosecutor to look into deadly police interactions.



NYPD Commissioner William Bratton says in a statement that he is concerned Reyes was found in that condition as the sergeant was in charge of the prisoner. 



 


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