Questions remain over death of Ballston Spa man in police custody
August 06, 2019 06:47 PM
Three agencies are investigating what led to the death of a Ballston Spa man who suffered critical injuries while in a Saratoga Springs police holding cell. They are the Commission of Corrections, the Attorney General's Office, and Saratoga Springs – which is doing an internal investigation.
Justin Garrison, 30, passed away last Tuesday after suffering a medical event.
Right now, police are being tight-lipped, only saying that Saratoga Springs police did everything by the book.
Law enforcement sources tell NewsChannel 13 he died as a result of trying to take his own life with a blanket.
Garrison was being held as an alleged parole violator related to a fight on Kaydeross Avenue West on Saturday morning, July 27.
The State Department of Corrections says he was paroled from prison a few months earlier after serving two years for driving under the influence.
Mark Mulholland & WNYT Staff
Created: August 06, 2019 06:47 PM
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