2nd King County Jail inmate dies in three days

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SEATTLE (AP) — King County corrections officials say a 31-year-old inmate at the county jail in downtown Seattle died after having an apparent seizure.

Capt. Troy Bacon said Tuesday that jail and medical staff tried to help the inmate late Monday afternoon. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 5 p.m. Monday.

The Seattle man was not immediately identified. He was booked into jail Sunday after being arrested for investigation of theft and violating the terms of his state Department of Corrections supervision.

The King County medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.

A 27-year-old King County jail inmate was found dead in his single-person cell last Friday night at the Regional Justice Center in Kent. The Burien man was booked into jail April 28 after he was arrested on a court-ordered warrant.

His cause of death is under investigation.



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      • VoiceOfIrony

        If you think Seattle is above such things, I think you have a short memory. We rioted after the Seahawks won the Superbowl. We riot every year on May Day. We rioted when the streets were filled with The 99% crowd.

        Seattle is not only not above this sort of thing, we’re practically buried in our own hypocrisy on the subject.

  • Rachael Corbray

    Please don’t just assume that everyone in jail is guilty. Also don’t assume you walk on water and make judgement about whether who should live and who should die. Jails are dangerous because they are slave holding pens for corporations. You could find yourself in jail whenever you become a convenient target. So lose your almighty holier than thou blood thirsty attitude. Some of you people disgust me.

  • Jane

    According to eye witness, officers laughed while they took their time with the dying inmate. He was not promptly taken to the hospital. He died because Seattle police let him die.

    This traumatized the eye witness. He feared the same could happen to him.

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