Additional interviews, records could give insight into Jamycheal Mitchell's death

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- The Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney's Office said Friday that it received results of Virginia State Police's investigation into additional allegations surrounding the death of Jamycheal Mitchell.

Mitchell, who was mentally ill, died in the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in 2015. Police arrested him in April of that year for stealing $5 worth of food from a convenience store.

On March 21, 2017, Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales asked VSP to investigate the additional allegations in the case.

Because her own office's investigation is ongoing, Morales couldn't comment fully about the information gained from the state police investigation.

She did tell 13News Now that the commonwealth's attorney's office will have the opportunity to interview 22 former and current employees of the jail's medical services provider which the company previously declined to make available because of pending litigation. As of June 6, the medical services provider indicated it would fully cooperate, making those people available as well as documents requested by the commonwealth's attorney.

Morales' office will use its own internal investigator to examine records and interview the witnesses.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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