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Wayne County Corporal dies after being attacked inside jail

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Posted at 12:11 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 12:11:36-04

DETROIT — Corporal Bryant Searcy was attacked by an inmate at Jail Division 2 in downtown Detroit around 10 p.m. Wednesday night, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Searcy was gravely injured and treated on scene. He was then transported to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The suspect in the attack is a 28-year-old man, who remains in custody. The Detroit Police Department's Homicide Unit is now investigating the matter.

Corporal Searcy was hired as a police officer in 2002. He is survived by a wife and daughter.

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There are two investigations connected to the incident; the Detroit Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation, while the Wayne County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal policy investigation.