SYLMAR, Calif. – A detainee in the juvenile hall has reportedly died from an overdose Tuesday.
Alert County Citizens Now reported the death on their social media account this morning.
It was previously reported by the county’s inspector general that security protocols at the facilities ‘are not being followed or strictly enforced.
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“Our nursing staff immediately administered emergency services, including the use of (anti-overdose medication) Narcan,” according to a statement from Guillermo Viera Rosa, chief strategist for juvenile operations for the Probation Department. “We have notified the family and will cooperate fully with law enforcement on a thorough investigation of the incident. We have also dispatched peer support personnel and mental health professionals to the facility for crisis counseling of youth and our staff. In the meantime, I want to convey our most profound condolences to the youth’s family.”
No details about the youth who died were released.
The person’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.