24-year-old inmate found dead at Bexar County Jail identified
Third high-profile incident at jail since Sunday
SAN ANTONIO – A 24-year-old male inmate died Thursday at the Bexar County Jail.
According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Leon Julius Casey was found unresponsive around 8:44 a.m. by a deputy.
Deputies, jail medical staff and San Antonio Fire Department emergency medical technicians tried to help Casey, but he died, BCSO officials said.
Casey had been in jail since July 4 for possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram, BCSO officials said.
The BCSO Criminal Investigations Division, Internal Affairs, and the Public Integrity Unit will conduct an investigation.
The death marks the third high-profile incident at the jail in the past five days.
A convicted felon Sunday with a warrant for a parole violation was accidentally released and had to be recaptured.
BCSO officials blamed the release on a San Antonio Police Department officer, who failed to notify jail officials about the warrant while booking the suspect, Nikky Velez, on an unrelated vehicle theft charge.
Deputies on Wednesday recaptured inmate Trecko White after he was released despite having an out-of-county warrant.
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