Press Releases

Posted on: August 7, 2020

Deputy Involved Shooting

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On August 7, 2020, approximately 2:38 pm, deputies from the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station were dispatched to a suspicious persons call in the 70000 block of Tamarisk Lane in the city of Rancho Mirage.  Shortly after receiving th...

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Sheriff's Administration
Posted on: July 31, 2020

In-Custody Death Investigation

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On Friday, July 31, 2020, at 10:11 AM, an adult male inmate from the Cois Byrd Detention Center suffered a life-threatening complication while recovering from surgery at a local hospital. Hospital medical staff administered life-saving measures. T...

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Sheriff's Administration
Posted on: July 19, 2020

Inmate Escape

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On 07/18/20, at approximately 3:56 pm, Riverside County Sheriff’s Dispatch was alerted to the escape of 35 year-old inmate, Angel Felipe Aleman, from the John Benoit Detention Center. Multiple resources were deployed and a perimeter was ...

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Sheriff's Administration
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Riverside Sheriff's Department Application Release

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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is excited to announce the release of its mobile application. This app will serve as a new way to connect with Riverside County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficient...

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Sheriff's Administration
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) June Highlights

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Outreach Services: HOT deputies escorted the Riverside County Executive Office for Homeless Solutions (representative), through outreach services throughout Riverside County. HOT deputies offered outreach services to a total of 11 homeles...

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Sheriff's Administration
Posted on: June 19, 2020

In-Custody Death Investigation

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On Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 9:00 pm, deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Robert Presley Detention Center were called to the cell of an unresponsive male adult inmate. Custody staff and jail medical staff adm...

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Sheriff's Administration
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Suspension of the use of Carotid Restraint

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On Sunday, June 7, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom, directed the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) to remove all use of the Carotid Restraint Control Hold from training. Legislative bill AB 1196, has be...

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