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Layleen Polanco

NYC to pay Layleen Polanco’s family 5.9 Million for Wrongful Death

Trans woman Layleen Polanco’s family has agreed to a record settlement for her death while she was in solitary confinement at Rikers Island. Deliberate Indiference CCTV Video showed Rikers Island Guards laughing and joking outside of Polanco’s cell for nearly…

Video: Wrongful Death of Transgender Woman Layleen Polanco

Layleen Polanco, 27, died in solitary confinement on June 7, 2019, on Rikers Island from the results of an epileptic seizure, the third that she suffered while incarcerated according to the medical examiner’s report. Article updated throughout. New video obtained…

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