From Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong
This notice is in accordance with NRS 211.020 and NRS 211.030 to advise of an inmate death in the Carson City Jail which occurred on August 23rd, three days after the inmate suffered a medical emergency while in custody in the facility.
On August 20th the inmate complained to a Detention Deputy of being sick while he was being housed in a general population Intake Pod. The inmate was immediately moved/escorted to an observation safety cell in the booking area. On duty Medical staff was informed of the incident and actions taken. A Medical team conducted a check on the inmate shortly after he was moved and found him unresponsive.
The Medical team entered the cell and determined the inmate to be unconscious and not breathing. The inmate was pulled from his cell and medical staff performed lifesaving efforts. CPR was administered by medical staff and deputies, and an AED was administered on the patient. Carson Fire & Paramedics arrived on scene and took over treatment efforts.
The inmate was transported to Carson Tahoe Hospital, where on August 23 he passed away. In accordance with “In Custody Death” protocol, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation into the inmate’s death, assisted by the Carson City Investigations Division and Coroner’s Office.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed on August 24, 2020 by the Washoe County Medical Examiner.