DA declines to prosecute Contra Costa deputies in 2018 in-custody dying | Information

In the early hours of October 30, 2018, MPs responded to a report in which Hernandez was walking naked in front of his apartment, choking his three-month-old daughter and screaming that he had to take the devil off her, according to the prosecutor’s test report.

The child’s mother stabbed Hernandez several times with a kitchen knife before her baby got into the hands of a neighbor and, according to the report, Hernandez started strangling the infant’s mother.

Neighbors intervened, holding Hernandez face down in front of his apartment until MPs arrived at 3:38 a.m. and handcuffed Hernandez. Both policemen tried to speak to the suspect and when they turned him around they saw his mouth foaming.

When MPs realized that Hernandez was unresponsive and had no pulse, they removed the handcuffs and provided emergency medical assistance, the report found, which found that MPs did not use physical force during their response and were not responsible for the suspect’s death .

An autopsy revealed that, according to the report, Hernandez died as a result of acute cocaine poisoning.

Upon examining the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s coroner on September 24, 2019, the jury issued a judgment on the accidental death.

You can find the full report online here.

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