Hillsboro (KSDK)-- About 17 people turned out to demonstrate in front of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Jail Saturday afternoon.
They were upset about the death of Bradley Kingery. On June 4th, Kingery, 24, was found unresponsive inside the jail. He was in custody after being arrested for outstanding traffic tickets.
Jefferson County Sheriff's Department officials say after cell mates notified corrections officers that Kingery was unconscious and unresponsive, officers initiated emergency medical treatment until E-M-S crews arrived. E-M-S crews continued those measures, but Kingery was pronounced dead at the jail.
Jeanne Kingery is Bradley's mother.
"I don't want this to happen to anybody else," said Jeanne. "I've lost a son."
Kingery declined to elaborate on what she thinks happened to him.
"I'm waiting for the coroner's report," she said. "And trying to do everything legal and say only what I can say. I've been advised to say only so much."
Saturday, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer said preliminary investigation shows nothing unusual regarding the policies and procedures that were followed when jail personnel discovered Kingery was unresponsive.
Official cause of death for Kingery is not yet known. Sheriff Boyer says officials there they are awaiting toxicology results, which should take 4-5 more weeks.
Bradley Kingery was buried Friday.