- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have released the name of a Missouri woman who died as law enforcement officers were transporting her in a van after she was arrested.

The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1S5bWaT ) reports that Platte County authorities identified the woman as 50-year-old Emma Lewis of Platte City. She experienced medical distress Thursday during a five-minute trip in a Platte County sheriff’s office transport van. She had been arrested on suspicion of violating an ex parte order and assaulting a law enforcement officer.

Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Capt. Erik Holland of the Platte County sheriff’s office says the Clay County sheriff’s office is investigating the death.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com


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