22-Year-Old Woman Dies While in Police Custody in Texas


Close to a year after the controversial death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland while in police custody last Summer, it has been reported that a 22-year-old Black mother of one has died from injuries that worsened while she was in police custody following a car crash in Texas.
According to NY Daily News Marshall was experiencing headaches and blackouts and had pleaded with police officers, in addition to her families requests, to let her receive some type of medical attention.“My sister Symone moved to Texas for a fresh start in life a few months ago. She was doing good down there, had a job and was about to buy a house. She’s a beautiful person, never been in trouble before and didn’t deserve this,” said Honey Marshall.

“When I talked to her rom jail, she complained that her head was hurting and she kept blacking out,” said her sister.

“I called the jail several times and requested for them to take her to a real hospital and they wouldn’t do so. If they would have this, her death could have been prevented and my sister would still be here. My heart hurts so bad. She was my best friend. I am so angry that they did this to her.”What makes matters worse is that police and jail officials aren’t talking. They declined to comment or release information about the accident to the Daily News and Marshall’s family.

Honey Marshall and Toni Pruitt set up a GoFundMe account on behalf of their 22-year-old sister Symone Marshall, who passed away last week leaving her 3-year-old daughter without a mother:

On April 26th, 2016, Symone Marshall was ran off the highway by a road rage filled man causing her vehicle to flip over three times and end up in a ditch. When police came to the scene, instead of being taken to a hospital, Symone was held in police custody for two weeks with NO medical attention for not possessing a valid drivers license. Police refused to take her to a hospital to be evaluated by professional doctors, (even with her sister, Honey Marshall calling and requesting for them to do so) which resulted in her dying in jail two weeks later on May 10th, 2016 from a blood clot in her lung. Symone was a loving sister, friend and mother. She didn’t deserve to be held in jail like a criminal and lose her life. This act of careless negligence on behalf of this Texas Jail cost Symone her life at only 22 years old. She leaves behind a precious 3 year old daughter that loved her mommy more than anything in this world and Symone loved her the same. We are seeking 3 things to help us: media attention on this issue, justice for the two weeks of gross negligence that resulted in her death, and donations toward giving Symone a beautiful funeral. We appreciate the love and support. #BlackLivesMatter

This campaign was started by Symones sisters, Toni Pruitt & Honey Marshall
You can donate to Symone’s GoFundMe HERE