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Posted on: May 26, 2022

In-Custody Death Investigation

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Correctional Captain Martin Tochtrop

File # IC2214600001

Details:

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7:43 AM, deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department- John Benoit Detention Center were notified of an unresponsive male inmate in his cell. Custody staff and jail medical staff immediately responded and began to administer life-saving measures. Fire Department personnel and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to assist and continued further life- saving measures which were ultimately unsuccessful, and the inmate was pronounced deceased at 8:15 AM.

Riverside Sheriff’s Department investigators responded and assumed the investigation. The cause of death will later be determined by the Coroner’s Bureau.  The identification of the deceased will not be released at this time pending notification to the family. There are no signs of foul play and due to the ongoing status of the investigation, no further information is available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Williams at (951) 696-3452.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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