SHREVEPORT, La. - Some Shreveport residents are calling for an independent investigation into the death of a Caddo Correctional Center inmate Casey Simpson, 31, who died last month.

Simpson was eight months into a sentence for obstruction of justice when he was found unresponsive in his cell on March 16. When attempts to revive him didn't work, he was taken to the hospital.

The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office released a statement that said the preliminary autopsy results are consistent with natural causes and that there was "no evidence of trauma."

Simpson's mother, Laura Sabbath, asked for more transparency in an interview last week with KTBS.

Simpson's younger sister, Jade Sabbath, spoke out during a public hearing Monday at the Caddo Parish Commission work session.

"My brother was Casey Simpson. It hurts to see my mother cry and scream because she knows her only son is in pain," Jade Sabbath said.

Commissioners plan to vote on a resolution during its regular session meeting Thursday that would request an independent third-party investigation into Simpson's death at the parish-owned facility.

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