New Britain police say woman dies after unexpected medical event while in custody

Published on Sunday, 18 August 2019 21:08
Written by Charles Paullin


NEW BRITAIN - A woman died Saturday in police custody after what police called an “unexpected medical event.”

Tamara Mifflin, 45, was pronounced dead in the early morning hours, a press release from the Police Department said.

Police had arrested Mifflin earlier Saturday on the report of a verbal domestic incident, the release said. She was found to be in violation of a protective order and was processed at the police station without incident, according to the release.

Police and New Britain EMS tried to resuscitate her without success after her medical event, the release said.

Mifflin’s body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, where an autopsy will be performed.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and New Britain State Attorney’s Office are helping with the investigation.

No further information was available Saturday or Sunday.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Sunday, 18 August 2019 21:08. Updated: Sunday, 18 August 2019 21:11.