Portsmouth NAACP postpones news conference on death of Pamela Riddick

Pamela R. Riddick (Photo: Portsmouth police)

UPDATE (5:20 p.m.): The Portsmouth NAACP has postponed a news conference on the death of Pamela Riddick. The NAACP said pushed it back to a “date in the very near future” due to “recent discoveries” it had obtained.

The nature of these discoveries is uncurrently unclear. Stay with WAVY.com for updates.


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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — The Portsmouth NAACP will be holding a news conference Thursday evening on Pamela Riddick — an inmate of the Portsmouth City Jail who died earlier this year.

Pamela Riddick died in August. Capt. Lee Cherry, with the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office, said in August that deputies had noticed Riddick was in “medical distress.”

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Members of the NAACP will be joined by Riddick’s children at Thursday’s news conference, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. in front of the jail.

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