LAPD SubHeaders 26
newsroom breadcrumb arrow 2001 archives breadcrumb arrow june 2001
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Monday, June 18, 2001
Media Relations
   
   
In Custody Death Under Investigation

 

Los Angeles - On Sunday, June 17, 2001 at approximately 11:20 a.m., Central Patrol Division Police Officers received a radio call regarding a mentally disturbed man at the Pershing Hotel located at 502 South Main Street. The officers were trained as a Crisis Intervention Team ("CIT") to deal with the mentally disabled and were aware that the Pershing Hotel is a state sponsored mental and drug assistance facility.

Upon their arrival, the officers spoke to a counselor at the facility who stated that earlier that morning he found a resident of the Hotel on the roof wearing only his underwear and covered with abrasions and blood. The counselor also advised the officers that the resident was diagnosed as Bi-Polar Schizophrenic and had not been taking his medication. The counselor had taken the resident off the roof and was waiting to speak to the officers. The officers interviewed the resident. He was somewhat unintelligible but stated that he fell. Subsequent investigation revealed blood on the facility's roof. The roof was tiered, with approximate six-foot drops to each tier. The officers summoned Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics, who examined the resident and determined that no emergency medical treatment was necessary.

Following the investigation and interview, the officers transported the resident to Central Police Station where he interviewed by the watch commander. The Mental Evaluation Unit was contacted and a decision was made to transport the resident to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment for his injuries, and then to the Mental Evaluation Unit for a 72-hour hold. The resident was cooperative throughout his interactions with the officers.

Upon arrival to the hospital, the resident lost consciousness. He was taken to the emergency room where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. The identity of the resident is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

This investigation is being conducted by Detective Holcomb and M. Rodriguez from the Critical Incident Investigation Division.

This press release was prepared by Police Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation