A 33-year-old man, whose identity has not yet been disclosed, passed away on Sunday after experiencing a presumed “medical episode” due to natural causes while in custody at the Bexar County jail, according to authorities. This incident marks the tenth instance of an inmate dying while in custody at the facility this year, and the fourth since the beginning of August.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) stated that Manuel Perez, the deceased inmate, was discovered unresponsive in his cell by a deputy conducting routine checks at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Friday. The deputy immediately called for assistance and initiated CPR; however, despite efforts to revive him, Perez was declared dead at 12:15 p.m.
At present, the official cause of death is yet to be determined by the medical examiner’s office. In accordance with BCSO protocol, multiple internal investigations into the inmate’s death will be launched. Additionally, the Bexar County Constable’s Office will conduct its own independent investigation.
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