According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the officer struck the inmate in self-defense. Houston police are investigating the incident.
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — An inmate died Wednesday, one day after getting in a struggle with a detention officer on the Harris County Jail.
According to Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators, on Tuesday at about 6:45 p.m., a detention officer on the jail at 701 San Jacinto St. mentioned he was attacked by an inmate. The officer informed investigators he struck the inmate, a person in his early 20s, in self-defense, inflicting him to fall to the ground.
The inmate was taken to the medical clinic on the jail. He was evaluated after which taken again to his cell.
On Wednesday, the inmate was discovered unresponsive in his cell. He was taken to an space hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless at about 1:30 p.m.
The Houston Police Department is investigating the incident, HCSO authorities mentioned. It’s an outdoor company, as required by state regulation.
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