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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday June 28th, 2021 :: 01:51 p.m. PDT


Inmate Death

Nature of Incident: Inmate Death
Report Number: 21-83714
Location: Pre-Trial Detention Facility (PTDF); 800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura, Ca.
Date & Time: 6/26/21 @ 1:07 AM
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) Hernandez, David Baca Oxnard 40
On 6/26/21, at approximately 1:07 AM, Mr. David Hernandez was inside his cell when he suffered a medical emergency and became unresponsive.  Deputies and jail medical staff immediately rendered emergency aid until Ventura City Fire personnel and AMR paramedics arrived and took over life-saving efforts. Life-saving measures proved unsuccessful and Mr. Hernandez was pronounced deceased at the jail.
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: Senior Deputy Corey Stump  
News Release Date: 6/28/21  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Tim Lohman
(805) 947-8255
[email protected]
Approved by:
Booking Photo Release:
Captain Alan Hartkop
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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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