Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Veteran with PTSD arrested at Walmart...died in jail a day later

Combat veteran arrested at Walmart, taken to jail, dies a day later. Widow seeks answers

Florida Today
J.D. Gallop
Feb. 10, 2019

The widow of a combat-disabled veteran who died after being booked into the Brevard County Jail in December is calling for an independent investigation into her husband's death.

Kathleen Edwards says the sheriff's office has not responded fully to requests for information about her husband's death.

Gregory Lloyd Edwards, a 38-year-old army medic who served in Iraq and Kosovo, was arrested in West Melbourne about 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9. Officers had been called to Walmart Supercenter on Palm Bay Road to investigate reports of a man acting erratically and jumping into a truck packed with Christmas toys.

By 2:45 p.m. the same day, Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedics were called to the county jail. They found Edwards unconscious and without a pulse. He initially had been moved from booking to the jail’s medical building.

The Grant-Valkaria resident was then taken to Rockledge Regional Medical Center, where he was handcuffed to a bed, according to his widow, who stayed with him in the hospital. A photograph also shows him unconscious in a hospital bed, hooked to medical tubing.

Edwards and her attorney say Gregory Edwards' medical records show he had swelling of the brain and what appeared to be marks on his body, which the attorney believes may have been from a Taser.
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  1. Obvious he was having an episode & should've been taken to get medical care.

    Instead, hes arrested and then dies, and no answers given.

    This has to stop, and something needs to be done to protect the ones that has fought for our liberty.

    1. Agree! There is too much we never seem to get answers for..and even more times no one is held accountable for what is discovered.

  2. He did two tours, served his country to contribute to our freedom. And it took only a couple of hours being incarcerated that took his like. Leaving behind a widower and two babies.
    Where is the justice?

  3. https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2019/07/01/brevard-state-attorney-say-violent-death-army-vet-reasonable-and-justifiable/1586624001/


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