City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20111023-178
Sunday, October 23, 2011

Police Investigate In Custody Death

The Sacramento Police Department is investigating the death of a suspect while in custody.  

At Saturday, October 22, 2011, officers arrested a suspect for felony charges. At approximately 11:33 p.m., while transporting the suspect, officers noticed he was unresponsive and stopped at Franklin Boulevard and Fruitridge Road. Officers administered CPR and requested medical assistance. The Sacramento Fire Department responded and transported the suspect to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation shows no indication that the suspect's death was the result of police actions. Limited information is being released at this time, pending notification by the Coroner's Office of next of kin.

The Sacramento Police Department's Homicide, Internal Affairs, Professional Standards, and Crime Scene Investigations Units are working on this investigation in conjunction with the City's Office of Public Safety Accountability and the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office. 

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