Wednesday, June 17, 2015
There were no other injuries to Deniz-Sahagun's mouth, face or neck. A minor scalp injury found on the body could have come during an arrest, or when Deniz-Sahagun was restrained by officers, said Hess."U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just received a copy of the Pima County autopsy report which determined the death of Eloy detainee Jesus Deniz-Sahagun was a suicide. In accordance with ICE policy, the circumstances surrounding every detainee death are subject to review by the ICE Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) and an OPR inquiry has been scheduled for later this month," said a statement from ICE sent this evening. "ICE is committed to ensuring the safety all those in its custody. As such, OPR will be reviewing the Eloy facility’s compliance with ICE standards and policies, including those relating to suicide prevention and intervention.”
One day before his suicide, Deniz-Sahagun was evaluated by a mental health provider for "delusional thoughts and behaviors for which he had to be restrained by corrections staff," the report said. Believing that Deniz-Sahagun had suicidal thoughts, officials placed him on a constant watch.
The next day, officials removed the watch order and placed Deniz-Sahagun in a single person cell with regular 15 minute security checks, Hess said.
Video footage of the cell made available to Hess shows Deniz-Sahagun at his cell door at 4:57 p.m. Then at 5:33 p.m. emergency medical personal enter the cell. The video shows that in the hour before his death, officers checked on Deniz-Sahagun four to five times.
Emergency responders attempted to revive him, but were unsuccessful, said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.