Sheriffs Office Investigating In Custody Death at Martinez Detention Facility

Press Release


On Saturday at about 2:50pm, a Deputy Sheriff was conducting a room check at the Martinez Detention Facility when he noticed an inmate who was unresponsive. 

The Deputy called for facility medical staff to respond immediately and began life saving measures. 

An ambulance and the fire department were notified and responded. The 61-year-old male inmate was later pronounced deceased. He is not being identified at this time. The death appears to be health-related. 

The in custody fatal incident protocol was invoked. An investigation by the District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Sheriff is ongoing.