Woman Dies in Yakima After Suffering Mental or Medical Crisis
A 33-year-old woman died at a Yakima hospital Tuesday after police were called to the 100 block of East Yakima Avenue for the woman who was seen running in traffic. An ambulance crew wasn't able to help the African-American woman, identified as Tiffany Eubanks of Oak Harbor who became combative and a danger to herself because of some kind of mental or medical crisis. Yakima Police officers took her into custody and transported her to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital where she suffered a serious medical event. She died at about 3:30 Wednesday morning.
A news release says "because of the seriousness of the medical crisis, which began in the back of the patrol car while waiting to be admitted into the hospital, Chief Matt Murray requested that the Yakima Valley Special Investigations Unit conduct an independent investigation.
Chief Murray also requested that the YPD Professional Standards Office initiate an internal investigation to determine whether the officers’ actions were in accordance with YPD policies."