Ralkina Jones

Another black woman has been found dead under mysterious circumstances while in custody.

Ralkina Jones, 37, was found dead in a Cleveland jail cell on Sunday, just days after Sandra Bland, 28, and Kindra Chapman, 18, committed suicide while in custody in Texas and Alabama jails.

Jones was arrested in a Cleveland suburb on Friday night after assaulting her ex-husband in a grocery store.

Jones reportedly pursued her ex-husband out into the parking lot and broke out the driver's side window of his car.

According to the police report obtained by Cleveland.com, Jones grabbed a tire iron and swung it at him.

The violence didn't stop there. Jones got the behind the wheel of her own car and stomped on the gas.

“During the incident, Ralkina’s 12-year-old daughter was in the back seat of her vehicle, which she attempted to run Brandon [Jones] over with,” the police report said.

Cops charged Ralkina Jones with felony assault, domestic violence and child endangerment.

Jones was transported from jail to a local hospital after jailers noticed she looked "lethargic."

A few hours later, Jones was released from the the hospital and taken back to jail.

Corrections officers made "periodic checks" on Jones throughout the night.

She was found dead on Sunday morning, according to Cleveland.com.

No cause of death has been reported, but police said Jones was administered medication for high blood pressure.

Jones's family members say they are waiting for answers from Cleveland police.

“You can’t just tell me one minute I seen my sister, then the next day she dead," Jones's sister, Renee Ashford told Cleveland.com. "That don’t even make sense. And it’s just, ‘I can’t help you. I can’t tell you.’ Like, no. That’s un-human.”

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  • Sandra Bland Told Jailer of Previous Suicide Attempt
    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Lawd have mercy ...... Please don't let this be another depressing afternoon on the blog ......... My spirit can't take it

    • SummerBaby

      So sad! ? I've been hearing about this lady as well as the other one mentioned & my heart goes out to the families . ??


      MAN...Not Today ....

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Hopefully when an autopsy is performed then they can get some answers .... I hope this is not another situation ... so I will not make judgments on this story ret nah

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      Damn she was mad .... all that is enough to run the pressure up ..... lawd. Sad for the family

    • SpeshalGift

      Her situation sounds a little different.. it also sound like the police actually did their job and the hospital probably should of monitored her for 24 hours

    • jeniefrumdabloc™

      So far is does sound like that......

    • Letmecommentbeforeicant

      We need cameras everywhere in the jail…no blind spots…Idk the full story for this woman, but death under police custody is becoming too common.

    • harley_quinn2.0

      This is too much...I'll come back later y'all

    • Canary Red™

      OMG! I gotta make some phone calls - do some research!
      I went to college with a Brandon Jones from Cleveland,OH...LHM

    • aRoth

      So sad! I pray that they didn't give her the WRONG meds. It happens.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      I won't tell yall how my boss has been out here wispering with the receptionist all dag on day. And neither one of them can wisper, because I've done heard the bulk of it. However, the receptionist wants the same job I do, and she asked me if the boss scheduled a meeting with me....i dont trust her.

    • TheRealLee

      The devil is on the lose and in your face.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      She probably should have stayed in the hospital. Maybe they didn't have enough COs, so she couldn't stay. Who knows. Sad.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Will she do something strange for a little more change?


      As you shouldn't.....say nothing listening to everything

    • Canary Red™

      I just read the written statement released to the public by the police.

      Note: revised my original comments due to my redundancy ? with the article above.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      no...i don't think its anything like that. But the receptionist like to gossip.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011


    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      After a routine traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati Police Officer, Sam Dubose ended up dead with his face blown off. The officer was wearing a body camera, but the city refuses to release in the video. In the meantime, everybody who sees it is deeply disturbed, including the city wide police chief.


      So maybe the hospital messed up.

    • SummerBaby

      Wtf! ??


      I read up and they said that they aren't releasing it b/c they are trying to prepare for riots bc the vid it THAT bad.

    • Canary Red™

      Yes, I'm sure they missed something. Especially if she didn't tell them details. That's why it is important to tell the truth on doctors visits and ER visits.
      I wonder if she "swallowed"

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Yep. Might burn the city down. Thought BMore was bad. They still waiting on answers from Tamir.

    • luVn_liFe…

      God NO

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      YES!! I'm a hypochondriac so I'm leaving nothing out.

    • Renee Bee

      I just wanna lay down somewhere in the fetal position. Not today mi Lawd. Not today.

    • Toni ToniToni

      Wow, are you serious? This is just awful.
      I swear they are doing this purposely to begin an uproar and all out RACE WAR.
      The writing on the wall has become so clear...

      SCARY times that we are living in.,

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      My husband emails mr back about an inportabt matter. He says, yes but something has changed. Thats all he said. Why can't men just tell all the info without having to be asked.

    • PettyEyezPrime

      That right there is what makes body cameras ineffective. All cameras for that matter. Picking and choosing what gets released.

    • Canary Red™

      Thank you for the update. This is home! I didn't want to bring it up bc it is about to erupt in the Nasty Nati AGAIN. I've been on stand by. Riot is about to ensue.

      In 2001 a white cop shot an unarmed 19 year old black male in a dark alley in his back as he fled from the cop.

      The CITY shut this place down. Riot!!!!! Boycotted everything. Hit the city in the pockets bad! The well renowned Jazz Festival was revamped to the Macy Music Festival almost a decade later bc that boycott killed it!

      But for this current situation: he was pulled over for his tags, supposedly he and the officer "tussled" supposedly he attempted to drive off and the officer shot him in the head.

      Joe Deters will not release the tape. I heard 24 hours ago he had 48 hours to release it!

    • Buttercup

      You had to deal with a med mix-up, right?

    • Noirluv45

      If there is going to be a race war, are we collectively prepared? Those White folks are arming themselves with not one, not two, but in some cases, three or more guns. My sister's friend and her roommate have a total of 5 guns collectively. They are scared to death. While many of us are worried about "gun control," some aren't. I'd like to know how we Black people, collectively, are Black people preparing themselves to win the war?

    • MisTaken

      You think they would have her doing your job? Is their room for multiple people in the same role? Don't know your job/title/company that's why I ask. If it is then it might not be an issue. If there isn't ?

    • MisTaken

      Cleveland... Not Cincinnati ?
      Awe man. They have had issues in the past. This ain't what you want if it is true


      I remember this....this was a campus cop OFF campus pulling somebody over..I PRAY that tape doesn't show what I think it does.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      If I get a new medicine I goifke side effects, how it looks, etc. Everyone can't don't thst.,

    • MisTaken

      I think this is a story where all the details need to come out before you can tell what occurred. Not that you should ever rush to judgement but previous stories had videos and questionable arrests. God bless her family


      she had high blood pressure..maybe her heart gave out?

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      From what I was told, no. She can't move into my position. But I think, she thinks that. Or someone lead her to believe that. And I only say that, because she said it was "hush Hush" But she has onlyt been with the company for 6 months, so the policy is a year, but who knows. And no. Only one person can do this roll.

    • Canary Red™

      Omg! I am too! I swear I go in the dr office telling them what I have. I know they think I'm certified (crazy). ?


      Pisses me off...leaves out details and get mada when YOU lost...um hello you didnt say anything?!?!?!

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Possibly. It seems she was under a bit if stress. Being locked yo didn't help.

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      My doc said call or email first. Please stop googling.

    • Canary Red™

      High blood pressure causes brain aneurysm.


      Yea possibly.

    • Buttercup

      Even when a man is choked to death due to an illegal take down of a cop is caught on video, somehow the cop doesn't face criminal charges.

    • BrownskinQT (Carrington’s e-bo

      Cleveland, I'm not shocked. That's all I'll say about that crooked system up there


      Because that would be too easy and they like to make everything complicated. Lol.

    • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

      I think people need to be more realistic; police brutality is a problem, however some of these people are crazy. Some of them are on drugs and drugs on top of other ailments and fighting stresses the heart. What I find hilarious is that I saw more people arguing over the photoshopped picture of Birdman and the dude in the towel than I have seen of any of these cases. We seem to be virtual activist as a point of convenience. I saw people photo shopping the Birdman picture adding condoms and lube and people ran with it yet nobody believes almost all the Sandra Bland pictures are altered. It would be different if the arrested people did n't in some way alter there sanity be it via drugs or crazy and died but not all of these people are killed by police. Some of these people are simply crazy and on dope.

    • Canary Red™

      ??? that's was me!!! I told he where I got my info baby she shunned my info. She had to advise me stay off the internet regarding my health concerns! ?


      Lawd his family (Dubose) hired George Zimmerman's Lawyer..

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      Shoulda hired Crump.

    • Canary Red™

      I KNOW this is the very reason they don't want to release it!!!!!!!!

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      I had a Shane moment yesterday. I was looking through some BK pics on Twitter. Rev Al had a few up, someone asked was he preaching. They said is this a freebie or are you charging. #kona #impetty

    • iWasteTime

      So they are killing their own too... smh.
      Shameful. I thought they at least stuck together and I'm sure that officer, though off duty, had something that identified him as a officer. Chit did it even get that far?

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      New post

    • Tammie Reed

      Sweet Jesus, my hometown and I have to travel there this weekend! I hate going home, so damn depressing! Sad story. Smh!

    • MisTaken

      And poor 12 year daughter! There is no reason to have your child in the car for that. Sounds like
      she snapped. I bet her Coochie corroded. And she got bad credit. Fat. Ugly. Bitter. Date downlow men. Unmarried. Single parent. Watch LHHATL. Wear a weave. But don't got no edges. Pre musty. Currently musty. Post musty. Racist against monkeys. Unemplyed. Color struck Annnnnnnnd (Kevin Hart voice) 2+2=6 BIH.... YOU AIN'T GOT NO NIPPPPLE. Yea then! I see why you mad.

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    • Canary Red™

      No, the deceased was not an officer of the law. He was a citizen. The "cop" was a campus cop for the University of Cincinnati.

    • Afiya


    • MisTaken

      Gotcha. Yea just keep paying attention

    • Canary Red™

      They began letting them
      carry weapons for a while because the Campus crimes skyrocketed...

    • Raquelle Dellaghetto

      She's responsible for her own death..

    • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

      The pic of Birdman was photoshopped?

    • layah2sexc

      missed me with that committed suicide mess....

    • iWasteTime

      ohhh ok!
      My bad and thanks for clarifying!
      It has to be bad as hail if they are preparing to release the video and riot control

    • Canary Red™

      Hi Tammie!

      U didn't come home for the Macy Fest I see... I didn't even go. They were supposed to release the tape then but didn't and we know why. With an extra 50-60,000 black folks in the city.?????
      They were Marching Sunday downtown.

    • Elevated Soul

      Black lives don't matter in America and it never have....Wake up Children of Israel.

      Who will come to the rescue of Black women being killed by the police which is happening more frequently in this modern time...Now of course Black women have always suffered in this system of white supremacy, but the supposed counterpart to black women like to pretend it is just them that has suffered....

      Black people can no longer afford to remain asleep and docile.It is time black people.It is time to do what's necessary to fight for our humanity.

    • Canary Red™

      No problem.
      It's bad sis?...no lie. I stayed in all weekend...Because they was supposed to release it last week.

    • sunni_daze

      Until the official autopsy report is released. I will not believe that these women committed suicide, I probably wouldn't believe the autopsy report they all work together.

    • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

      Sounds like she had a heart attack. If she was already on high blood pressure meds then that could have been it. I mean she was boiling hot steaming mad as hell. Even if she wasnt on medication it could have killed her. I've been that mad and it really does make u sick

    • Its Me

      Got a Disqus log in. Just for THIS fugg azz site

    • Joe Who

      Well let 100 tell it this is the least of our problems we should be worried about the genocide in Chicago.

    • Elevated Soul

      Forget that fool because all of this tied in to our present day issue..It's the "hate that hate produced"...

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    • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

      one had condoms on the floor the other had lube and one had none

    • MocaPretty

      Praying this isn't another suspect situation like seriously this is past too much

    • R in NYC

      These are truly the last days. So much pain, hurt and wickedness in the world. No man is worth losing your freedom and life over. I'm really disgusted her 12 year old daughter had to be involved in all that drama plus now having to deal with the loss of a parent.

    • NakeyaJ Valued Rose since 2011

      Where you been gal!!!

    • ShelbyMoore

      Since y'all don't want the page to be depressing...why not get the chick that was telling y'all about the corroded vages to come and holla....she had me on my death bed.

    • Dancing Queen

      sounds suspicious... autospy results please!

    • aRoth

      Who me? I don't think I understand the question *in my Rachael D voice when asked was she blk* LOL

    • Queen Negus

      My heart hurts for daughter. Watching your Mom act a fool then passed away, Prayers are up for that BABY!!!

    • Elevated Soul

      I'm guessing you think I'm "Redeemed",LOL!..No I'm not Redeemed...

      I remember that poster and from what I remember,I don't sound a thing like him or her...

    • Queen Negus

      Start looking for another job and PRAY for peace. You don't need that extra STRESS! Good Luck and Blessings!!!

    • Queen Negus

      I DO, All medications don't work for black folks and mixing it is Deadly!!

    • Queen Negus

      I am not going to WAR but I will get on my knees and PRAY!!!

    • Canary Red™


    • MsKitty MeowMeow

      The devil is on the loose!

    • suganspice68

      It's very suspicious how there is another black female who winds up dead immediately after she is detained.

    • GuestSTAR

      Wow, another one.

    • JustB


    • the guest

      Don't trust her. Sounds like if she doesn't get the job you both want she wouldn't think twice about taking your position. She's flirting the boss up for advancement. Focus on your job and keep a work journal.

    • 1/8

      She had a stroke or a heart attack. The end.

    • DopeRhymesYo

      Mannnnn.... something ain't right



    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      KEEP A WORK JOURNAL! It's so important. Documentation is everything. Even if it seems trivial, it's so important. I don't know how many times I've seen people be able to support their grievances, deflate allegations from dirty coworkers, get unemployment, win lawsuits, or corroborate stories for EEOC.

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      I stopped doing this any moons ago as the doctors would agree and send me home. Long story short, I didn't have any of those things UNTIL I went to a specialist and asked him to write down what he thought and I would do the same. The last time was a charm. We finally got it right.

    • Sexy CJ

      God Bless......................R.I.P.......................

    • Canary Red™

      Wow! I'm glad to hear you guys got it right.

      nothing like telling the dr. one thing and their saying another. My doctor 9 out of 10 times tells me it's not what I think.

      I always get a second opinion for so many reasons bc I can make things worse than what they are or the doctor can minimize your symptoms and concerns.

    • jeniefrumdabloc™
    • jeniefrumdabloc™


    • Hmmm~?

      Kiana Chapman actually killed herself, this was confirmed. I won't comment on Sandy Bland. The woman above likely died from heart problems, since she was taking high blood pressure medicine. Please don't try to turn this into a new trend, because it's not.

    • Hmmm~?

      What are you suggesting?


      Lort they just killing us like they swatting flies ? Rip

    • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

      Praying for the 'Nati. Be careful Red.

    • Canary Red™

      Thank you Lucy, and top of the morning to you! ?

    • XoXo

      I wouldn't be surprised if your (Sandra) friends, the kkk were behind this. You do know they meet for the purpose of making plans to cause harm to people of color, don't you? There are way too many of the same incidences occurring for it to be just s coincidence.

    • Queen B

      “You can’t just tell me one minute I seen my sister, then the next day she dead,”......“That don’t even make sense." Uummm ma'am that's usually how death works....unfortunately its unexpected sometimes RIP

    • chappedlippz

      Damn, where is the common decency?