In-Custody Death at the El Paso County Jail
On June 27, 2019, at approximately 4:00 AM, a 57-year-old male in custody at the El Paso County Jail had a medical episode. He was transported to the medical section for evaluation when his behavior became erratic and then self-harming. Deputies restrained the inmate in an attempt to reduce injuries to the male, where he then became unresponsive.
Lifesaving efforts were conducted both by in-house personnel and medical first responders. They were unable to resuscitate the male and he was pronounced deceased at 4:33 AM.
The involved deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave in accordance with EPSO policy.
The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) will be investigating this In-Custody Death. All information and updates will be provided by the CSPD Public Information Office.