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The family of a man who died in Savannah police custody is calling for answers and transparency in the investigation.

Credit: Savannah Police Department

The family of a man who died in Savannah Police custody is calling for answers.

William Harvey, 60, died in a Savannah Police interview room April 3. Police said at the time he was alone in the room and died from injuries due to “an object in his possession.”

Attorney Mawuli Davis said Harvey’s family does not believe the claim that he died by suicide, and they want to know whether police procedures were followed.

“Not only does the family deserve answers, but the community,” he said. “Because anyone could find themselves inside of a Savannah Police Department, and what we would hope is that our loved ones were safe.”

The family is calling for transparency in the investigation, which the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is conducting.

The GBI said Monday the investigation is active and ongoing.