Officials look at medicine given to woman who died in Ohio jail

An assistant law director says the city is investigating discrepancies between medical and jail logs


Associated Press

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Officials in Ohio say they're examining discrepancies in documents that list when medications were given to a woman later found dead in her jail cell.

Thirty-seven-year-old Ralkina Jones was found unresponsive in her Cleveland Heights cell the morning of July 26.

In a statement, an assistant law director says the city is investigating discrepancies between medical and jail logs about when Jones received prescription medications.

A medical examiner hasn't ruled on her cause of death.

Jones told police she had a variety of medical problems and didn't want to die in a cell. Police say paramedics took her to a clinic for evaluation the night before she died and checked on her after she returned to jail.

She'd been arrested July 24 after her ex-husband alleged she assaulted him.

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