2 cops suspended after suicide in BK jail cell

WILLIAMSBURGH - Police say they have suspended two officers after a Brooklyn man committed suicide Sunday night inside a jail cell.

Authorities say James Peterson was brought to the precinct after being arrested on domestic assault charges. Cops say it appears he put the drawstring from his shorts around his neck.News 12 Brooklyn was told the cells are supposed to be checked every 30 minutes. It is not yet known how long officers went before checking the cell.

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