Death of a Prisoner

January 23, 2013. Twenty-seven-year-old Jack Franqui, of Rocky Point, commits suicide inside of a holding cell at the Suffolk County Police Department’s seventh precinct in Shirley. A death that a grand jury would later describe as “preventable.” Did Jack Franqui die in jail because cops neglected him? News 12 Long Island’s Rich Barrabi takes a closer look at the case in the video below. Also scroll down for extended interviews with Franqui’s father and Suffolk County District Attorny Thomas Spota.