Man dies while being fingerprinted at the Sacramento County Main Jail, deputies say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SACRAMENTO, Calif — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says a man who was arrested and brought to the Sacramento County Main Jail died early Sunday morning while being fingerprinted during intake. 

The 55-year-old man had been taken into custody earlier that morning by the Sacramento Police Department for two minor offenses. After being medically cleared for incarceration by the Main Jail’s medical staff, the man was fingerprinted. It was during that process that he became unresponsive.

The deputies and Main Jail medical staff tried to revive him by administering CPR and Narcan, but their efforts were unsuccessful. The Sacramento City Fire personnel arrived on the scene, but the man was pronounced dead at the jail. 

The Sheriff’s Office will investigate following internal procedures and state laws, while the Sacramento County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and notify the man’s next of kin before releasing his name.

On Sunday, May 12, 2024, at approximately 4:20 A.M., a 55-year-old male died while being fingerprinted during intake at the Sacramento County Main Jail.  He was brought into custody earlier that morning by the Sacramento Police…

— Sacramento Sheriff (@sacsheriff) May 12, 2024

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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.