Ronald Gene Given (Kiowa) was killed by jail officials while in custody in the Pottawatomie County jail. He had been arrested after he became agitated waiting to be admitted into a mental health facility. A report from the state’s medical examiner found Given died from organ failure caused by cardiac arrhythmia from struggling as officers restrained him. His death was ruled a homicide. The county did not report the incident and withheld video coverage for four years that showed jail officials had murdered Given by beating him and by placing their knees about his neck. The District Attorney has refused to prosecute the case
Contact District Attorney Adam Panter and tell him to prosecute Ronald Given’s murder at POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 331 N. Broadway, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801.
(405) 275-6800, FAX: (405) 275-3575