According to a report by the city's Board of Correction, Polanco was placed in solitary confinement and experienced at least two seizures while in custody.
The same month Polanco was arrested, New York state passed bail reform legislation that ended cash bail for most misdemeanors. The legislation took effect this January.
"The death of Ms. Polanco was an absolute tragedy and our thoughts remain with her family and loved ones," the City Law Department said in a statement on Monday. "The city will continue to do everything it can to make reforms towards a correction system that is fundamentally safer, fairer, and more humane."
Read the original article on InsiderSt. Louis couple charged after waving guns appear in courtThe attorney for a white St. Louis couple charged for waving guns during a racial injustice protest outside their home said Monday that they anxious to prove "with absolute certainty" that they did not commit a crime. One week after Mark and Patricia McCloskey spoke on video to the Republican National Convention, they were in court briefly Monday morning and did not enter a plea. Mark McCloskey, 63, came out with AR 15 rifle, according to court records, which said Patricia McCloskey, 61, displayed a semiautomatic handgun.