Damaris Rodriquez, pictured with her husband Ray Rodriquez, was seen in disturbing surveillance footage crawling naked in a jail cell where she was kept for four days, and where she 'died of starvation'
Disturbing surveillance footage has emerged showing a mother-of-five's final hours after she was locked up in a Washington state jail for four days when her husband called 911 for help while she suffered a mental health episode.
Damaris Rodriguez, 43, was found dead in her cell at South Correctional Entity, known as SCORE, in Des Moines on January 3, 2018, after she had been incarcerated for 106 hours - despite not being charged with any crime.
The shocking footage, obtained by DailyMail.com, has been described by the family's attorney as a 'window into hell' and captures four days of alleged neglect by authorities.
It shows the mother in distress, as she is seen stripping naked, crawling along the cell floor, banging on the door and appearing to vomit and hallucinate.
Attorney Nate Bingham told DailyMail.com that starvation, after she didn't eat for the four days she was kept in the jail, ultimately caused her death.
Jail staff had written in her medical notes on the day she died that she was at risk of starvation ketoacidosis but still failed to seek medical help, it is alleged.
Two other inmates have died at the facility in the two years since Rodriguez died.
The mother-of-five is seen being carried into a jail cell, apparently in handcuffs, by three officers and being left lying face down on the floor
Rodriguez, is then left in the cell who seems to be handcuffed, appears limp and does not resist the officers. When they leave her face down on the floor, she continues to lie there barely moving and twitching slightly
Rodriguez had a history of bipolar disorder, her family said
Rodriguez's family have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the correctional facility, saying she was wrongly arrested when she was suffering a 'mental health episode' and needed medical help.
The incident began when Rodriquez's husband, Rey, called 911 on December 30 2017 asking for medical help when his wife was suffering 'a psychiatric problem'.
In the distressing 911 call shown on CBS News, Rey tells the dispatcher in Spanish: 'She's having a psychiatric problem and isn't behaving normally. She's being violent and has already hit me twice and I need a medic.'
Instead of medical assistance, police arrived and arrested her for fourth degree assault and booked her into SCORE, the lawsuit states.
Rodriguez was found dead in her cell four days later.
The family's attorney Nate Bingham told DailyMail.com that 'the videos speak for themselves', chronicling the mother's four-day decline.
'It's a terrible case and obvious that she was in medical and mental distress and needed help,' he said in a phone interview Wednesday.
'She was living this for four days and never saw a doctor.'
Footage first shows Rodriguez getting out of the back of a police car outside the facility.
She is seen walking on her own and then she appears to stumble and officers then pick her up and carry her.
Surveillance inside the booking office then shows her being carried by three officers through the reception area.
Rey called 911 on December 30 2017 asking for medical help when his wife was suffering 'a mental health episode'. Instead, officers arrested her for fourth degree assault
Damaris Rodriguez, 43, was found dead in her cell at SCORE jail on January 3 2018, after being incarcerated for four days. The shocking video shows the mother in apparent distress, as she is seen stripping naked and crawling along the floor
One shocking clip from December 31 shows her naked crouched on the floor and crawling slowly around the cell, before she crawls backwards into the bench and pushes herself underneath it
She is then set down on the floor in the middle of the jail cell, a camera inside the cell shows.
Rodriguez, who seems to be handcuffed, appears limp and does not resist the officers. When they leave her face down on the floor, she continues to lie there barely moving for several minutes, the footage shows.
Around 20 minutes later, she is then seen being moved into another cell, where she begins walking in circles.
Footage the following day shows her naked, crawling and apparently vomiting.
One shocking clip dated December 31 shows her naked crouched on the floor and crawling slowly around the cell, before she crawls backwards into the bench and pushes herself underneath it.
Rodriguez lies in a fetal position face down on the floor under the bench and occasionally flails her arms in front of her.
On January 3, in the hours before she