On February 21, 2007, at approximately 02:20 a.m., Niqa Deshan Gant arrived at the Travis County Central Booking Facility,
charged with Assault with Injury-Family Violence. Baggies containing a white powdery substance were found on her person, and she was subsequently charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. Gant stated she had not taken any drugs. Gant was cleared by medical and seated in an open seating area in the booking facility. At approximately 3:00 a.m., Gant stood up,and began swaying back and forth, and speaking incoherently. She was taken in a wheelchair to the medical station for evaluation, and shortly afterward began to have seizures. Gant stopped breathing and had no pulse, and medical staff commenced CPR. Emergency Medical Services was called at 3:05 a.m. and arrived at 3:08 a.m. CPR was continued by EMS personnel until they reached Brackenridge Hospital Emergency Room where Gant was pronounced dead, at 3:44 a.m.