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ORLEANS PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPORTS DEATH OF INMATE

NEW ORLEANS - 06-22-2021

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting the death of an inmate at University Medical Center. On the morning of June 22, a male inmate was found unresponsive in his cell during roll call. Medical personnel immediately began treatment and revived the inmate before he was routed to UMC, where he subsequently passed away.

The inmate was booked on June 12 on an out-of-state warrant from Mississippi for murder and was being held on a $1 million dollar bond pending extradition.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the Investigative Services Bureau. The preliminary diagnosis from University Medical Center was cardiac arrest. There were no apparent signs of injury or self -harm.

The name of the inmate is being withheld pending notification to the family.


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