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Dallas County Sheriff's Department investigating jail inmate's death

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 By KEVIN KRAUSE / The Dallas Morning News kkrause@...
Denton Record Chronicle, TX http://www.dentonrc .com/sharedconte nt/dws/dn/ latestnews/ stories/07020 8 dnmetjaildeath. 3eba2c4.html

The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 32-year-old jail inmate who was found unconscious in his cell last week, sheriff's officials said.

Cory Bailey was declared dead at Parkland Memorial Hospital at 7:35 p.m. Friday, according to the county medical examiner's office. Determination of the cause and manner of his death is pending the completion of several tests, a medical examiner's office representative said.

Assistant Chief Deputy Mona Birdwell said Mr. Bailey had been moved from the Decker Jail to the west tower jail after being involved in an altercation with jail guards. She said she didn't have further details.

The Texas Commission on Jail Standards requires that the department's criminal investigations division look into each in-custody jail death, Chief Birdwell said. If policy violations are discovered, a separate investigation is conducted by the internal affairs division, she said.

Kim Leach, the sheriff's spokeswoman, refused to release information about the death.

"I have no other details at this time and will not until the investigation is complete," Ms. Leach said in an e-mail.