Battiste-Kosoko was being housed in an area of the at the ACDC that is controlled by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The Atlanta Police Department will investigate the death and the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy.
Atlanta Mayor’s Office spokesman Michael Smith said Andre Dickens convened a meeting with leadership to gather facts in the case immediately after his office was notified of the death. Dickens also reached out to county leadership and the Fulton sheriff’s office to express concerns.
“The mayor requested assessment of several items, including Fulton staffing levels at ACDC and their own facilities, an additional evaluation of existing Fulton detainees, an accounting of current detainees and the reason for detention, and other items,” Smith said.
Battiste-Kosoko was charged with criminal trespass and damage to property after she damaged walls and tables at Langston Hughes High School in February, court documents detail. Records reveal she was supposed to appear in court May 8 but failed to do so, leading to her most recent arrest by Union City police.
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