Detectives investigating inmate death at Spokane County Jail

Detectives investigating inmate death at Spokane County Jail
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Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate at the Spokane County Jail.

A Spokane County Detention Services Officer found the unresponsive male inmate around 2:40 a.m Thursday.

Spokane City Fire and AMR crews were called to assist, but despite life-saving efforts to revive the male, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Major Crimes Detectives are now conducting an investigation.

The inmate was being held for several misdemeanor charges and was the only person in the locked cell.

The identity and cause of death of the inmate has not yet been released by the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office.