Charleston health facility issued a citation by DHEC, the place where Jamal Sutherland was arrested

Charleston, South Carolina – DHEC announced Friday that they have issued a citation to the mental health facility Jamal Sutherland was arrested at in January.

According to DHEC, the incident was investigated earlier this month on May 20th. The citation was issued because Palmetto Lowcountry Behavioral Health failed to report the January 4th incident.

DHEC added that following the citation, the facility now has to submit a correction plan to DHEC for approval no later than June 4th.

Sutherland was a patient in the clinic. He was treated for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Following a fight in the facility, the patient was arrested by North Charleston police. While officers tried to pull the patient out of his jail cell for a bond hearing, they used their stun guns multiple times. He was shocked numerous times.

The patient died less than 24 hours later at Al Cannon Detention Center.

It’s not decided yet if officers involved in the incident will be charged.

Monica Doyle


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