Teka Gulema died, but ICE has failed to report his death.

Read CIVIC’s Complaint regarding the death of Teka Gulema and a pattern and practice of medical neglect at the Etowah County Detention Center.

Teka Gulema has passed away, but ICE has failed to report his death. Mr. Gulema contracted an infection while he was detained in the Etowah County Detention Center. After a failure to properly treat the infection, ICE “released” Mr. Gulema from custody, although he remained immobile in the same hospital bed in Gadsden the ICE had transported him to, thereby avoiding the agency’s obligations to report Mr. Gulema’s death to government entities and the public. His death will not be counted in ICE’s death toll, but we will keep his memory alive.