I don’t know whether to be shocked or dismayed: I guess a little bit of both. A 22 yr old kid is dead, for a pot warrant, he wasn’t a rapist or a terrorist. He didn’t kill someone, didn’t rob a bank… but he is still dead. His mother must be out of her mind. It is called community care & custody, when the police remove your right to freedom & take custody of you. It is expected that you will be safe, that you will receive medical care & humane treatment: I mean this isn’t a 3rd world country is it?
My youngest kids are 22 yrs old & I can’t imagine losing one of them for such a petty reason, & it was very well known this kid had health problems. How did this happen? Why did it happen? Please keep this family in your prayers.
I spent 13 days total in there & couldn’t even get an Aspirin, there was a young man in there who was denied chemotherapy & as far as I know his days are now numbered. I can’t imagine that anyone gets any better care. The nurses were more interested in flirting with the guards & acting like they were on star search then with “treating” anyone.
So five people dead in around a years time, & that hasn’t sent up any red flags? No outside agency has been called in?
Maybe if our local reporters would spend as much time writing, reporting & investigating the jail as they did a certain local politician they might get some results.
1) A 22 yr old man arrested on a marijuana warrant Monday night collapsed in the Snohomish County Jail on Tuesday morning and later died, officials said. The investigation is being handled by the sheriff’s office Major Crimes Unit, which is standard procedure when someone dies at the jail in Everett. It will be up to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s office to identify the man and determine the cause of death, Prentiss said.
2) In December, a Mill Creek man, 32, was found hanging from a hook in his cell with a sheet tied around his neck in what detectives determined was a suicide. He was jailed the day before for investigation of possessing marijuana plants.
3) In November, an Everett woman, 27, died from what was later determined to be a lung infection. She was booked into jail on drug and prostitution charges.
4) An Everett man, 38, died in April 2010 from heart disease. He’d been jailed a month earlier for investigation of unlawful imprisonment and making death threats to a roommate,
5) A woman, 65, died of natural causes the same month. She was awaiting sentencing on animal cruelty charges after letting more than two dozen cats starve to death in the Granite Falls home she could no longer afford.
Let’s hope the family has a good lawyer because they have to depend on the incompetent Snohomish County Coroner… Lets just hope they don’t accidentally cremate him too. There has been problems there for years. Snohomish county seems to have turned into a clusterfuck of incompetent boobs because everyone is so worried about crawling up Reardon’s butt & whenever he TRIES to make any changes that make any sense the “Pissy Committee” AKA the Snohomish County Council acts like a bunch of high school drama queens. Perfect example Reardon tried to put a hiring freeze into effect they ALL cried about it… that is until they hired all their friends… then they reintroduce the whole thing like it was their idea!!!
Below are just a few articles about the coroner’s office
CPS points to evidence of neglect in Monroe death MONROE — State social workers say there is evidence that a Monroe couple mistreated or neglected their 7-year-old son, contributing to the boy’s overdose death in January, according to records. Date: 06/20/12
Lack of autopsy hampers probe of boy’s death MONROE — Just three hours after Monroe police began investigating the suspicious death of a child, officials with the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office released his body to a funeral home without conducting a complete autopsy, newly… Date: 05/04/12
Timeline of events following Monroe boy’s death Jan. 303:30 a.m. — Boy’s father said he found his son “ash white” and left for the hospital.4:06 a.m. — Boy and father arrive at Valley General Hospital in Monroe. Their house is about five minutes away by car. Date: 05/04/12
Frustrations with medical examiner detailed in report EVERETT — A consultant’s review of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office appears to have missed the mark when it described Medical Examiner Dr. Norman Thiersch throwing a scalpel at an employee. Date: 12/28/10
Medical examiner’s office needs reform, report says EVERETT — Autopsies at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office are being performed in ways that respect the dignity of the dead, but there are problems with management, employee morale and workplace behavior, according to a… Date: 12/01/10
Medical Examiner’s Office needs reform, report says EVERETT — Autopsies at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office are being performed in ways that respect the dignity of the dead, but there are problems with management, employee morale and workplace behavior, according to a… Date: 12/01/10
Snohomish Medical Examiner’s Office to get independent review Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon’s staff is outlining plans for an independent review of the county morgue, despite internal inquiries that found little amiss. Date: 08/10/10
County’s internal report finds no proof of botched autopsies EVERETT — A new in-house review of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office finds little evidence to support claims about mutilated bodies being sent to area funeral homes, though the report may fail to put many questions to rest. Date: 07/27/10
Report on Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office angers former staffers A review of alleged problems at the office is largely favorable, but some people cited in the report say remarks may be libelous. Date: 07/25/10
County Council seeks probe of medical examiner’s office EVERETT — Questions about staff turnover, working relationships with funeral homes and the treatment of bodies at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office merit a review by an independent, third party, County Council Chairman Dave… Date: 06/24/10
County Council seeks clarity about morgue accusations Questions about staff turnover, working relationships with funeral homes and the treatment of bodies at the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office merit a review by an independent, third party, County Council Chairman Dave Gossett… Date: 06/23/10
Medical examiner’s autopsies scrutinized Two complaints about how the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office handled bodies across nearly a decade have prompted reviews by top county officials. Date: 05/19/10
Assistance with police statements questioned EVERETT – A Snohomish County detective’s investigation of a man’s fatal collapse during an arrest is raising questions about the accuracy of Everett police officers’ official reports. Date: 04/30/06