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6 Harper Woods public safety personnel on leave after woman dies in police custody

Posted at 9:41 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 09:41:26-04

HARPER WOODS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Six public safety workers in Harper Woods have been placed on administrative leave after a woman died in police custody last week.

Related: Heated protest in Harper Woods as family demands answers after woman dies in police custody

Priscilla Slater, 38, was found unresponsive in a holding cell on Wednesday, a day after she was arrested in connection to a shooting.

Police said they also arrested 27-year-old Lewis Nichols for the shooting.

On Friday, there was a protest held outside the police department. Demonstrators and the mayor's wife of Harper Woods nearly came to blows after she appeared to rip up a protester's sign taking a stand against police.

According to the city, four civilian aides and two supervisors have been placed on leave while the investigation into her death continues.