Harper Woods director of public safety addresses death of 38-year-old woman inside holding cell
HARPER WOODS, Mich. – The Harper Woods director of public safety spoke to the Local 4 Defenders about the death of Priscilla Slater, a 38-year-old woman who was found unresponsive last week in a holding cell. READ: Protest held after 38-year-old woman dies in holding cell in Harper WoodsSince Slater’s death, Michigan State Police officials have stepped in to investigate what happened at the Harper Woods Police Department. Local 4 Defender Shawn Ley spoke with Vincent Smith, the Harper Woods director of public safety, about the case. “I think the key questions is: Why did you suspend these six employees?” Shawn asked. Smith said Slater’s in-custody death upset him so much he called her family personally to notify them.