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Jail Detainee Who Claimed Sex Assault Jumps Out Of Car, Dies In Eastern Arizona


Arizona authorities are investigating the death of a jail inmate who made her way out of several restraints and jumped out of a car not long after alleging she had been sexually assaulted by an officer.

The Department of Public Safety says it's investigating both the sexual assault claim and the death of the 28-year-old woman on Saturday.

Safford police arrested her on shoplifting charges and she later said both a city officer and a sheriff's detention officer had sexually assaulted her. She was being taken to a hospital for an exam when police say she slipped out of a belly chain, handcuffs and ankle restraints and jumped out of a vehicle.