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Oklahoma County jail inmate, 40, found dead in cell


December 26, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An investigation has been launched into the death of a 40-year-old inmate who was discovered trying to kill himself in his cell, Oklahoma County Detention Center officials said Monday.

Jail staff and medical personnel tried to resuscitate Gabriel Yalartai after he was discovered early Sunday morning but were unsuccessful, said jail spokesman Mark Opgrande.

Jail officials said in a statement that a detention officer who failed to conduct site checks of Yalartai during his shift had been fired.

"Staff must and will be held accountable for not following policies and proc...

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