Anthony "Tony" Mitchell died after two weeks in police custody at the Walker County Jail in 2023. His death has now been ruled a homicide caused by "medical neglect," according to a report from the Walker County Coroner's Office.

According to a report by CBS 42, a report was filed on February 1, 2023, by Corner Joey Vick, which detailed how Mitchell, who died on January 23, 2023, due to hypothermia and sepsis that had resulted from "infected injuries obtained during incarceration and medical neglect."

CBS 42 reported previously that in a phone conversation, a representative of the Walker County Sheriff's office emphasized that the death did not occur in the Walker County Jail.

However, according to CBS 42, Mitchell did, in fact, die in the custody of the Walker County Sheriff's office in January 2023.

Since the release of this information, the Walker County Sheriff's Office has gone silent on the case, most likely due to Mitchell's family filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the Sheriff and other employees at the jail last year.

Co-organizer of the Justice for Tony Mitchell group, Ryan Cagle, told CBS 42, "In this situation, we've been advocating for the same thing we've been advocating for since our first protest, and that's that every single person who is directly or indirectly involved in the murder, now confirmed homicide, of Tony Mitchell be held accountable."

He added, "We realize this is just the beginning. It's a year late and will be a long process but this is really just the beginning in what it means to get justice for Tony Mitchell."

The Walker County Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office, and the Walker County Coroner's Office didn't return requests for comment from 1819 News.

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