Raiford, FL – The Florida Department of Corrections has scheduled a news conference Friday to address the death of an inmate being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Ann Howard, a spokeswoman for the department, confirmed Thursday that an investigation was underway into the September death at Union Correctional Institution in Raiford.
“There may be more investigations opened..One question is whether this was an excessive use of force,” Howard said in an email.
She said the department doesn’t know how long the investigation, which also involves the agency’s inspector general, will take. “We take the safety of inmates very seriously which is why we have asked FDLE to take over this case,” Howard said. “The DOC administration has instructed all DOC personnel to fully comply with this investigation.”