San Diego jail death: 31-year-old inmate found unconscious

SAN DIEGO — A 31-year-old inmate was found dead Thursday at San Diego Central Jail, authorities said.

Deputies passing a second-floor holding cell found the jailed man slumped over a partition next to the toilet and unresponsive, San Diego County Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Steffen said in a news release Friday. The man was alone when officers found him.

Agents and medical personnel gave the man naloxone and performed CPR on him, Steffen added, but the man was pronounced dead at 6:28 p.m.

The Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board was notified of the death and responded to the jail.

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