RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||In-Custody Death Investigation|
|Station Area:||Smith Correctional Facility|
|Written Date:||February 22, 2021||Time:||10:30 AM|
|Incident Date:||February 21, 2021||Time:||11:09 AM|
|Incident Location:||1627 S Hargrave St, Banning, CA|
|Reporting Officer:||Correctional Captain Hal Reed|
On Sunday, February 21, 2021, about 11:09 AM, deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Smith Correctional Facility located an adult male unresponsive within the inmate’s jail cell. Custody staff, jail medical staff, American Medical Response and Cal-Fire personnel administered life-saving measures. The inmate never recovered and was pronounced deceased at 11:50 AM.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department- Corrections Intelligence Bureau responded and assumed the investigation. The inmate’s identity will not be released at this time, pending notification to the family. Due to the on-going status of the investigation, no further information is currently available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Justino Flores at (951) 696-3050.
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