Two Detention Officers Fired After a Man Dies Inside the Wake County Jail | News
News
INDY Week's news blog

Archives | RSS

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Two Detention Officers Fired After a Man Dies Inside the Wake County Jail

Posted by on Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 3:35 PM

An inmate at Wake County jail died Friday after being found unresponsive in his cell two days earlier, sheriff's officials said.

Two employees at the Hammond Road jail have been fired in the wake of the incident, but Sheriff Donnie Harrison says he’s still looking for answers about how the young man died.

Eighteen-year-old Jose Humberto Lara-Pineda was taken to the Wake County Detention Center March 21 after being charged with murder in connection with the strangulation death of Fredys Odilo Del Cid Ramos, twenty-eight, Raleigh police officials said.

Harrison terminated master detention officers Steven McKoy and Jowanna Mitchell after the death of Lara-Pineda. Their dismissal was not connected to the inmate's death, but to their actions between one and four p.m. on the day of the death, Harrison told the INDY.

"If I terminate somebody, it's a cause of concern," Harrison says. "The only thing I can say right now is that we are in an ongoing investigation."

The chain of events began March 19, when Raleigh police officers who had been dispatched at twelve forty-five p.m. found the body of the man later identified as Ramos in the 3200 block of Calumet Drive, not far from WakeMed hospital. Two days later, Lara-Pineda was charged with murder.

WRAL reported that Lara-Pineda was in a holding cell awaiting psychiatric evaluation when he was found unresponsive. Harrison says he does not know the cause of death.

Tags: , , , ,

Pin It

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in News



Twitter Activity

Comments

And I'm just getting started- What do you think of a society that ritualizes placing its babies -their most vulnerable, …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Feel free to put your faith in pharmaceutical products if you want to live like that. I prefer not to, …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Most Recent Comments

And I'm just getting started- What do you think of a society that ritualizes placing its babies -their most vulnerable, …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Feel free to put your faith in pharmaceutical products if you want to live like that. I prefer not to, …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Genetics do not cause autism. Humans have genetic differences that react to viruses and vaccines at different rates. Somali populations …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

Meanwhile, the autism connection is FAR FROM SETTLED for anyone other than a lemming simpleton. I expect better from the …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

It is ludicrous to *believe* that the unvaccinated pose a threat to anyone. It's DANGEROUS to rile up antagonism against …

by Nellie McFarlane De Jong on The Problem with N.C.’s Religious Exemption Law (News)

© 2017 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation