‘Deeply Disturbing’: Family of Mentally-Ill Man Says Guard ‘Was Standing Right Outside the Door’ While Man Committed Suicide, ‘Didn’t Even Look at Him’

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The family of a Wisconsin man is accusing a county jail of neglect and failing to follow protocol while he committed suicide in his cell. Brieon Green’s family and attorneys held a press conference after watching surveillance footage from the day he died. They had been pushing to review the video since he killed himself in June. Brieon Green died by suicide in the Milwaukee County Jail on June 26 2022. (Photo: Facebook/Justice for Breon Green) The footage shows a jail guard walking by Green’s cell while he was strangling himself with an “anti-suicide” phone cord, they said. The officer was completing a cell check. “I could not believe my eyes and could not believe that there was a gross negligence with the complete indifference to a human life that took place at this facility,” said attorney B’iVory LaMarr outside of the Milwaukee County Jail Thursday. Green was arrested on June 26 for carrying a concealed handgun, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor charges. He was also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Reports show the 21-year-old took his life 28 minutes after he was booked. “The purpose of a cell check is, No. 1, identify the cell to check...