Man dies during intake process at Sacramento County jail

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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A man died early Sunday morning during intake at the Sacramento County Main Jail, according to the sheriff’s office. The 55-year-old man was being fingerprinted around 4:20 a.m. when he became unresponsive and required medical attention, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies and medical staff attempted life-saving measures but he was pronounced deceased at the jail. According to the sheriff’s office, the man was brought into custody earlier in the morning for two misdemeanor warrants and had been medically cleared for incarceration about an hour before he died. The sheriff’s office said it is investigating the death and the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will also be working to determine the cause. The coroner’s office will not release the man’s identity until his next of kin has been notified.

A man died early Sunday morning during intake at the Sacramento County Main Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

The 55-year-old man was being fingerprinted around 4:20 a.m. when he became unresponsive and required medical attention, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies and medical staff attempted life-saving measures but he was pronounced deceased at the jail.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the man was brought into custody earlier in the morning for two misdemeanor warrants and had been medically cleared for incarceration about an hour before he died.

The sheriff’s office said it is investigating the death and the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will also be working to determine the cause.

The coroner’s office will not release the man’s identity until his next of kin has been notified.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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