Officials: Rikers Island inmate dies after medical episode

The inmate's cause of death is pending and the incident is under investigation.

News 12 Staff

Jul 5, 2023, 10:57 AM

Updated 294 days ago

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An inmate at Rikers Island died late Tuesday night while in custody, according to officials.
Authorities say Felix Taveras, 40, was in the Anna M. Kross Correctional Facility when he suffered a medical episode just before midnight Tuesday.
He was taken to an onsite clinic for care then transported to a hospital where he died just before 1:30 a.m.
Taveras was arrested on a burglary charge since March.
His cause of death is pending and the incident is under investigation. This is the 4th death linked to city jails in 2023.


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