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Prior to death, Ralkina Jones told Cleveland police, “I don’t want to die in your cell”

Ralkina Jones died under the care of Cleveland Heights police in Ohio on July 26, two days after she was arrested and charged with domestic violence following a row with her ex-husband in a grocery store parking lot. In a video released on August 12, the 37-year-old is seen discussing her numerous health conditions with the police, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, which causes lightheadedness or fainting upon standing up. Jones, who was cooperative with police throughout her arrest, said she was taking medication for seizures, ADHD and depression. She was taken to a doctor, released within hours following the recorded conversation, and found dead in her cell at 7:30 a.m. the next day. Though an autopsy found no signs of suspicious injuries, Jones’ family claim the Cleveland Heights police refuse to disclose details surrounding her death. Her cause of death awaits release.

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