Woman dies in custody at Los Angeles police station
AP

Woman dies in custody at Los Angeles police station

  • Updated
{{featured_button_text}}
Woman dies in custody at Los Angeles police station

The 77th Street Police station is seen south of downtown in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A woman died in custody Tuesday morning at the Los Angeles police station, authorities said. It was not immediately clear why the woman whose name was not released had been arrested or how long she had been in custody at the police station.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman died in custody Tuesday morning at a Los Angeles police station, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear why the woman had been arrested or how long she had been in custody at the 77th Street station south of downtown. Her name was not released.

Police Officer Rosario Cervantes said the woman had complained of pain. She was believed to be about 50 years old.

Officials reported that the woman was unresponsive in the station's jail basement shortly before 6:30 a.m., said Nicholas Prange, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

She was later pronounced dead at the station, Cervantes said.

The Office of the Inspector General is investigating the death.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

0
0
0
0
0

Be the first to know

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News