Updated 4:36 p.m.: The D.C. police internal affairs division is investigating the death of a woman who died while in police custody Friday night, according to authorities.
Ukalie Boyd, 42, of Northwest D.C. injured herself while in a cell at the 3rd District station, according to a police report. She was transported to George Washington University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m., according to the report.
It was unclear Saturday afternoon how Boyd injured herself -- an autopsy is pending, according to spokesman Officer Araz Alali.
An internal affairs investigation is standard procedure when a suspect in the police department's care dies, Alali said.
Boyd was arrested at about 4:45 p.m. Friday afternoon for assaulting a police officer, simple assault and possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
According to a report detailing her arrest, Boyd jumped out of a cab at the corner of 14th Street and Irving Street NW and began assaulting her boyfriend as he tried to walk away from the fight.
Police at the scene found a glass pipe in Boyd's mouth and a white rock-like substance in her pocket, according to the report.
When a police officer attempted to loosen Boyd's handcuffs, Boyd bit the officer on the left arm and began kicking her in the leg, chest and mouth, the report states.
The D.C. police internal affairs division is investigating the death of a woman who died while in police custody Friday night, according to authorities.
District resident Ukalie Boyd, 42, was being held at the 3rd District station when she was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 8:42 p.m., according to police spokesman Officer Araz Alali.
It was unclear Saturday afternoon how Boyd died -- an autopsy is pending, Alali said.
"The circumstances surrounding this unfortunate incident are being investigated by the department's internal affairs division," Alali said.