Kayleen Polanco Wiki – Kayleen Polanco Bio
Layleen Polanco had been arrested on April 16th for allegedly assaulting a cab driver in Harlem and having a controlled substance.
Thread on the death of Layleen Polanco, a trans woman of color who died in Rikers Island, where she was being held on $500. @THECITYNY reported that she was found dead in solitary confinement. https://t.co/rI1aFEftpa
— Savannah Jacobson (@srjacobson1) June 11, 2019
Kayleen Polanco Age
Layleen Polanco was 27 years old.
Cops don’t belong at pride sis. Please educate yourself and don’t use the platform ‘you’re so grateful to have’ when #LayleenPolanco and countless other members of the LGBT+ community have been and continue to be oppressed by the police. https://t.co/yjt5oiRsp2
— Twiggy (@taqwabr) June 11, 2019
Layleen Polanco Investigation Reports
An investigation has been launched after a transgender woman was found dead in her cell at Rikers Island jail in New York City.
Officials at the Queens jail found Polanco unresponsive in her cell on Friday afternoon in the part of the prison on Rikers Island that houses female inmates.
Despite efforts to revive her, she was pronounced dead an hour later according to ABC7.
New York’s Department of Correction said they are still investigating the death, but said it does not appear to be the result of violence or foul play.
Justice for Polanco Campaign
Members of the transgender community are planning a rally outside 100 Centre Street for Monday to demand answers and justice for Polanco.
#LayleenPolanco was a client of @LegalAidNYC. No justice no peace. We demand justice for Layleen and all trans women of color who have been killed. #Justice4Layleen #CloseRikersNow #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/j5aqwU5KhX
— jason wu, esq. (@CriticalRace) June 11, 2019
— Ham Co Young Dems (@HamCoYoungDems) June 11, 2019
Polanco is the 10th trans woman to be found dead in the US this year.
Family Statement Layleen Polanco
In a statement, her family said, ‘We are heartbroken over the death of our beloved Layleen, whose bright light was an inspiration for all who knew her.
‘As we gather to mourn this tremendous loss, we are left shocked and outraged by the stony silence from the Department of Correction, Mayor’s Office, NYPD, and City government.
‘The family demands answers and we are entitled to them.
‘The City failed to protect Layleen, and now it is trying to sweep her death under the rug. We will not allow it.’
A 27-year-old black trans woman, Layleen Polanco, also known as Layleen Xtravaganza, was found dead in her jail cell on Rikers Island last week.
WE DEMAND JUSTICE FOR LAYLEEN POLANCO.
LAYLEEN SHOULD BE HERE. #blackwomenradicals #JusticeForLayleen pic.twitter.com/FUh9iIamuf
— blackwomenradicals (@blkwomenradical) June 11, 2019
Cause of Death
The Medical Examiner will work to determine the cause of death, and prison bosses have promised an investigation.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Layleen Polanco, 27, was found dead in her cell at the prison on Rikers Island, New York, on Friday afternoon
- Polanco was arrested in April for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver and being in possession of a controlled substance in Harlem
- She was found unresponsive in her cell in the part of the prison on Rikers Island that houses female inmates
- Her family said: ‘The City failed to protect Layleen, and now it is trying to sweep her death under the rug. We will not allow it.’