Patch: Seizure Caused Layleen Polanco's Death On Rikers Island: City

By Noah Manskar, Patch Staff
July 31, 2019

An epileptic seizure caused Layleen Polanco's death in a Rikers Island jail cell last month, New York City's medical examiner said Tuesday. The 27-year-old transgender detainee died of "sudden unexplained death in epilepsy" caused by an underlying genetic condition, the Office of Chief Medical Examiner concluded nearly two months after her death.