Special prosecutor appointed for inmate suicide investigation

    Special prosecutor appointed for inmate suicide investigation

    GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A northern Michigan inmate suicide case is getting a new set of eyes on the investigation.

    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has appointed Antrim County Prosecutor Jim Rossiter as the special prosecutor in the investigation into Alan Halloway's death.

    Halloway died in July of 2017 by hanging himself in his cell in the Grand Traverse County Jail.

    Halloway, 41, was arrested on July 18, after he allegedly shot a 46-year-old Traverse City man in the shoulder and charged with attempted murder.

    According to correctional staff, life-saving efforts were performed when they found Halloway in his cell early in the morning on July 22, 2017.

    An investigation following the suicide led to the resignation of one corrections officer and the termination of another.

    Prosecutor Rossiter was appointed to decide whether criminal charges should be filed against the corrections officers.

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