Sunday, September 02, 2012

Byron Scott Dies While In Orange County Sheriff’s Custody

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - – On Saturday, September 1 at approximately 6:45 pm
Byron Scott, 49 years old, died while in custody at the Orange County Sheriff's Department jail ward located at UCI Medical Center in Orange.

Scott’s death comes hours after LAPD  Chief Charlie Beck reassigned five officers after detectives with the department’s Force Investigation Division found problems with some tactics used during last month’s arrest of  a 35-year-old mother of two who was allegedly stomped and kicked in the genitals during an arrest last month.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said:
"I take all in-custody death investigations very seriously and directed the officers involved be removed from field duties until further details are known, including what part intoxicants and physical conditions contributed"


According to the Orange County Sheriff’s (OCSD) office, Scott’s  death does not appear suspicious.

Just like in the LAPD case, standard protocols require the District Attorney, in this case, the Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) to handle the investigation. An autopsy is pending by the Coroner's Office

Scott was arrested on August 21 by Orange County Probation for a probation violation.


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