Inmate Death 08.24.22
MEDIA RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: AUGUST 24, 2022
AGENCY: SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
LOCATION: WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS
TELEPHONE: (316) 660-3900
CONTACT: UNDERSHERIFF BRIAN WHITE
On August 24, 2022, at approximately 12:55 p.m., a 38-year-old male inmate was found by staff to be unresponsive in a housing unit of the Sedgwick County Detention Facility. Detention staff immediately started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C.P.R.). Medical Staff responded to the housing until and continued C.P.R. on the inmate.
Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.) was called. E.M.S. declared the inmate deceased and C.P.R. was ceased at approximately 1:15 p.m. The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Investigation’s Unit and the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (K.B.I.) were notified of the in-custody death.
The Investigation’s Unit and K.B.I. processed the scene. A preliminary investigation indicates the death appears to be from natural causes. An autopsy is pending at the Forensic Science Center. The inmate’s immediate family members were notified. This is the fourth in-custody death in 2022.
The inmate was a pretrial detainee on a municipal misdemeanor charge of violating a protection order. He was in custody since August 11, 2022.
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