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Inmate death under investigation at El Paso County jail

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 16:03:01-04

EL PASO COUNTY — The Colorado Springs Police Department will investigate the death of a 57-year-old man at the El Paso County jail early Thursday morning.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the jail, announced the man died after a “medical episode.”

According to deputies, the man was taken to the medical section for evaluation when they say he became “erratic and self-harming” around 4 a.m. Thursday.

The sheriff’s office said deputies restrained the man when he became unresponsive. He was later pronounced dead at 4:33 a.m. Thursday.

The deputies involved have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is normal policy for the sheriff’s office.

No other details have been released about the man who died.