Inmate dies during struggle at Spokane County jail www.privateofficer.com
SPOKANE WA Feb 25 2013 — A man died while being booked into the Spokane County jail early Sunday morning.
Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies said they had an uncooperative man in the booking area of the jail around 5:00 a.m. Deputies used a TASER and “force” to gain control of the inmate.
The inmate was placed in a restraint chair, but shortly after he lost consciousness. Deputies and emergency medical staff gave the inmate medical aid and CPR until ambulance staff arrived.
The inmate did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead.
The Spokane Investigative Regional Response team is investigating the inmate’s death.
The SIRR Team is comprised of members of the Washington State Patrol, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Spokane Police Department.