In-custody death reported in early-morning hours

Today, Monday, Dec. 12, about 1:53 a.m., deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Robert Presley Detention Center, responded to the cell of an unresponsive male inmate, according to a news release.

Custody staff and jail medical staff immediately administered life-saving measures, according to a news release. Riverside Fire Department and American Medical Response personnel responded to the scene and continued life-saving measures. Despite efforts, paramedics from Riverside Fire Department pronounced the male inmate deceased at 2:33 AM.

Riverside County Sheriff’s investigators responded and assumed the investigation. The cause of death will later be determined by the Coroner’s Bureau. The identification of the victim will not be released at this time pending notification to the family. There are no signs of foul play and due to the ongoing status of the investigation, no further information is available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Contreras at 951–955–2665.

This is the second in-custody death in less than a month.

Deputies assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center, located in the 4000 block of Orange Street in Riverside, were called to the cell of an unresponsive female inmate on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, at 3:37 p.m. There were no signs of foul play.

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  • Robert Presley Detention Center: RivCo Sheriff Department