published Monday, July 25th, 2011

Hamilton County inmate died of natural causes, report says

The death of a 37-year-old inmate in Hamilton County Jail was from natural causes, according to a Hamilton County medical examiner’s report.

Gihon Moesia Hardaway, of Chattanooga, was arrested July 14 on charges of improper display of plates, driving on a revoked, suspended or canceled license, resisting arrest and violating his probation stemming from a narcotics charge.

On July 16, Hardaway was in a holding cell with eight other people when he began having what appeared to be seizures, according to the report. He died from pulmonary embolism when a blood clot in his left leg broke free and traveled to his lungs, according to the report.

He was taken to Erlanger hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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XGSBoss said...

And until there is independant verification of the reason, all I have to say is WTG law enforcement, you and the establishment have not let me down yet! I would have been SHOCKED by anything but natural causes.

July 25, 2011 at 4:31 p.m.
lilmisandy said...

I don't think hamilton county medical examiner should done that autopsy for the simple reason it would be very easy to cover up for the county mistakes or mishaps or there on evidence in these cases... think about people

July 25, 2011 at 4:36 p.m.
Selah said... thoughts exactly... but who cares he is just a prisoner, right...probably poor...hopefully the family will speak up on it

July 25, 2011 at 4:43 p.m.
Salsa said...

Look at all the "experts" here. I bet you've seen every episode of CSI on TV.

July 25, 2011 at 11:13 p.m.
Selah said...

Libertarians4Freedom...take a break from posting. You are really starting to not make any sense.

July 26, 2011 at 10:56 a.m.
karalynn said...

Look, This "prisoner" that everone is talking about is my best friend and amazing friend. Who was there for anyone at any time. No, he was not the richest man on earth but he was praised by his local church, community and friends during his mamorial service. He was not a bad person in anway shape or form. Im blown away that they claim it was because of natural causes. To be honest I believe that was a load of bull crap. I wish that the Hamilton County medical examiner did not do the autopsy it makes his death to easy to cover up then. Thursday night when he was arrested he was tazed who knows maybe that could of been one of the causes to his death. Maybe when he fell he slamed his head against something, maybe that could of been one of the reasons he died. Just some ideas, its all happened before.

July 26, 2011 at 11:17 a.m.
chioK_V said...

What cause the blood clot? Usually such clots are caused by an injury of some kind. Also, introducing air into the vein by injection can cause such a death. Was the deceased checked for any possible injection sites on the body?

Allegedly resisting arrest?" implies there could have been some kind of interaction between the officer and individual, that could have led to an injury of some kind.

July 26, 2011 at 6:49 p.m.
freespeech01 said...

He was not a criminal. He did not have a criminal background, he did have minor charges on car violations, but not major offenses. To be pulled over by 6-10 police cars on 1 individual, told to get out of his car, hand cuffed, tazed, beaten to the ground, taken away & hours later reported dead is ridiculous. Till this day, there is still no police report. We hope there is a Federal Investigation on this matter because the whole local system in Chattanooga is corrupt.

July 27, 2011 at 3:25 p.m.
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