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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday November 24th, 2020 :: 02:00 p.m. PST


Inmate Death

Nature of Incident: Inmate Death
Report Number: 20-158657
Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility; 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, Ca.
Date & Time: 11/15/2020 @ 1:50 PM
Unit(s) Responsible: Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau
PTDF Classification Unit
PTDF Legal Unit
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D) Hultman, Scott Santa Paula  
On 11/15/2020, at approximately 1:50 PM, deputies at the Sheriff’s Pre-Trial Detention Facility discovered Scott Hultman alone and unresponsive in his cell. Deputies immediately rendered aid and summoned medical staff. Ventura City Fire and American Medical Response personnel responded to provide more advanced care and transported Mr. Hultman by ambulance to a local hospital. On 11/19/2020, medical staff determined that Mr. Hultman had no brain activity nor any chance of survival. Since Mr. Hultman was an organ donor, he remained on life support until organ donation arrangements could be made on 11/23/2020.
The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, pending autopsy results from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. As a matter of policy, the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau investigates all inmate deaths.
Prepared by: Sergeant Steve Michalec  
News Release Date: 11/24/2020  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Marta Bugarin
(805) 947-8052
[email protected]
Approved by:
Captain Jeff Miller  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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