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Man dies while being checked into county jail

February 6, 2019

SEATTLE (AP) — A 26-year-old man passed away during the intake process at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle.

Seattle police officers had arrested him Sunday for alleged drug violations.

The King County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct a review to determine the cause and manner of death.

As part of the standard review process for jail-related deaths, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention will work with Public Health - Seattle & King County to conduct an investigation.

The Seattle Police Department will also conduct an independent investigation.

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