According to reporter Donna J. Miller from the Cleveland Daily News, singer Sean Levert was chained to a chair before his death.
Sean Levert had been acting strangely at the Cuyahoga County Jail before he died, Warden Kevin McDonough said in a news release.
Levert was at the jail for five days, living among the “general population” there. He then displayed “bizarre behavior” and was put in an observation cell Sunday night. He began shouting and pounding on the cell door, so guards put him in a restraint chair, “without resistance and for his own protection,” McDonough said.
Levert’s wrists were strapped to the chair and his feet were shackled to the floor. About 20 minutes later, he appeared “distressed” and was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The Sheriff’s Office and County Coroner are investigating.
Sources also say that the Levert family have asked the Federal Bureau Of Investigation to investigate the death of Sean as a possible homicide.