CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano said her goal is to be completely transparent while ensuring there is also due process and justice for all involved in the death of a man at the Charleston County jail.
He was being taken out of his cell to go to a bond hearing but died while being subdued. Sutherland struggled with mental illness, and was brought to the jail by North Charleston police after a fight at a psychiatric facility he was committed to.
During Friday’s press conference, Graziano promised several measures including safety precautions. Some of the things she said she would be working on is the restriction of “the non lethal force aspect” of a person in a mental health crisis.
“We’re going to put measures in place to protect our residents of our facilities, and we’re going to do whatever we can to make that happen,” …