After reviewing information received from the El Paso County officials, it was determined that I/M Santa Cruz, Norberto answered “yes” to questions on the intake screening which indicated that the inmate thought he could have withdrawals due to ahistory of alcohol and/or drug abuse. It was noted on the screening form that medical
was notified. However, there is no documentation to verify that the I/M Santa Cruz was referred to medical for withdrawals.
After reviewing information received from the El Paso County officials, it was determined that I/M Norberto Santa Cruz answered “yes” to questions on the intake screening which would require that a magistrate and a mental health professional be notified. El Paso Co. officials confirmed that neither the magistrate nor a mental health
professional were notified as required.
The documentation received from El Paso Co. officials indicate that the jailers exceeded the 60 minute visual face-to-face observation of I/M Norberto Santa Cruz by approximately 38-46 minutes. I/M Santa Cruz was observed during headcount between 0615 and 0623 hours and was not seen face-to-face again by jailers until 0801 hours.