The media and civil rights lawyers are carefully reviewing the case of Everett Palmer, a 41-year-old veteran who died in the custody of Pennsylvania police authorities in circumstances so unclear that they are still looking for an explanation as to why the forensic department handed over the body with three body parts missing.
The Palmer family’s perceived lack of transparency about the case led them to hire a lawyer to evaluate possible civil and criminal lawsuits against York County, Pennsylvania, where Palmer reportedly, had an arrest warrant for drunk driving.
According to the relatives account, on April 7, last year, one of his brothers was the last to have contact with Everett Palmer, who notified him that he would be traveling from New York State to Pennsylvania to get to the police.
Details about how a voluntary surrender leads to an arrest are unknown. It has been reported that 48 hours after his arrival in the second state of the Union, he was declared dead at Wellspan York Hospital after he “became agitated and began hitting his head against the inside of his cell door” in the county prison where he had been detained, according to a forensic report.
Translated by: José Espinoza