A review of video after a custody death revealed that while the person who died was in a holding cell, he was not observed multiple times over several hours prior to his death.
It was determined incarcerated people were being “moved” in the computer system to show the person in a different cell than where they were being physically held. The jail was ordered to cease this practice immediately.
Video provided did not have a time/date stamp making it difficult to determine accurate times. If this is not fiscally feasible, clocks should be placed in areas in direct view of the cameras.
Technical assistance provided by TCJS in both areas of deficiency.