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The family of India Cummings filed a new lawsuit, this one alleging 72 deputies at the Erie County Holding Center were "criminalizing Cummings' mental illness" by filing additional charges against her in jail — instead of providing her with proper medical care. Cummings died on Feb. 21, 2016, 20 days after being incarcerated at the Erie County Holding Center for alleged…

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The word “homicide” is not thrown around lightly, but that was the term chosen by the state Commission of Correction’s Medical Review Board after examining the death of inmate India Cummings after her 17 days in the Erie County Holding Center. Her death was homicide due to medical neglect while in the custody of county sheriff deputies, the review board concluded in a r…