Witness interview April 12, 2013
Daniel J Linsinbigler Jr. died Tuesday in a Clay County jail cell. Local news reports have focused on Linsinbigler's strange behavior prior to his arrest. Linsinbigler is alleged to have been running naked in 30° weather prior to his arrest. He is alleged to have consumed unknown drugs and synthetic marijuana leading to his contact with the police.
But very little is known about his death. Police officials have released limited information. The Clay County Sheriff's office will only say that Linsinbigler was in restraints when he died.
PoliceAbuse.com has breaking news on this story. Inmates who witnessed Linsinbigler's death have contacted PoliceAbuse.com. According to the witnesses who were on the floor in solitary confinement Linsinbigler could be heard begging for his life after he had been pepper sprayed and locked in restraints. According to inmates housed on the same floor Linsinbigler screamed as jail guards placed a plastic bag over his head. The inmates contacted PoliceAbuse.com fearing retaliation from jail staff. We are contacting the FBI and the Florida Department of law enforcement with evidence related to this abuse investigation. Jacksonville Times Union report
We are also investigating a complaint in the Holmes County Florida jail.
On March 19th, at approximately 3 PM PoliceAbuse.com was contacted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. We provided the lead detective with evidence.
This is an active law enforcement investigation. Because we have reported crimes to the police investigators we will have no further comment until the Florida Department of Law Enforcement completes its investigation. We do not want anything published on our site to interfere with the investigation.
If you have been a victim of abuse in the Clay County jail please call our office 800-473-5097. You may remain anonymous.
Records Request Filed 4/15/2013
Records Request Filed by Policeabuse.com 3/21/2013
Case update March 23, 2013: in response to our records request, the Clay County Sheriff has released the arrest report For Daniel Linsinbigler Jr. though there are no details about the death we believe the report includes the names of the employees on duty. We are continuing our own independent investigation of this jail death.
May 4, 2013
We have requested the name of a female employee identified as a nurse on the night of Daniel Linsinbigler's death. The Sheriff's office has given us a response to our records request. However we have asked for clarification regarding access to records. We will make our findings public when the records we are seeking have been obtained.