Texas Commission on Jail Standards
Texas Jail Project
Fort Worth Police Department Texas
Mansfield Law Enforcement Center Fort Worth/MLEC
Last updated: 10 months ago
On 6/24/05 Ft. Worth Police Officer R.A. Elston, ID 3203, was on routine patrol in the 1100 block of E. Allen Avenue. Officer Elston was approached by a black female, later identified as Carolyn Daniels, black female, date of birth 10-09-1969. Daniels advised Officer Elston that some people were after her. Elston parked his marked patrol unit and exited to speak with Daniels. Daniels was hard to understand was making little sense as she spoke. Officer Elston believed that Daniels was using illegal narcotics and that she was intoxicated by the narcotics. Officer Elston advised Daniels that she was under arrest and asked her to place her hands behind her back. Daniels initially complied, but began to resist the arrest process. A Taser was deployed two times while Daniels resisted Officer Elston. Daniels was transported to the Ft. Worth/MLEC Jail and was released to the custody of MLEC personnel for search. A short time after Daniels was taken into the strip search room she became unconscious and stopped breathing. Lifesaving techniques were attempted, but were not successful. Daniels was transported to Harris Methodist Hospital-Ft. Worth, where she was pronounced deceased at 1938 hours by Dr. K. Adams.
Community and Family Efforts