SMART concludes in-custody death investigation at the Snohomish County Jail
(Updated Release: December 13, 2017)
SMART detectives have concluded their investigation into an in-custody death at the Snohomish County Jail on the morning of August 31st after a male was arrested by Everett Police and transported to the Snohomish County Jail. Once at the jail, the male was resistive and uncooperative before becoming unresponsive and life-saving measures were initiated. The case has been forwarded to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
On September 6th, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the identification of the 35-year-old male who died in the Snohomish County Jail on August 31st as Marcus Manning of Everett, WA.
The investigation was conducted by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team (SMART), a team of detectives from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies who respond to and investigate police use of force incidents.
SMART Team investigates in-custody death at the Snohomish County Jail
(Original Release: August 31, 2017)
Everett, Wash. – An investigation is being conducted in response to an in-custody death at the Snohomish County Jail early this morning. A 35-year old Everett-area male was arrested by Everett Police and transported to the Snohomish County Jail on suspicion of attempted vehicle prowl first degree and obstruction. During the arrest the individual struggled with arresting officers.
Once at the Snohomish County Jail, the individual remained resistive and uncooperative. Jail medical staff was present during attempts to de-escalate the individual and monitor vital signs. Jail staff deployed a Taser to gain compliance. The individual continued to resist staff and was placed in a restraint chair. At that time, the male became non-responsive and life-saving measures were initiated. 911 was called. Everett Fire Department performed life-saving measures and pronounced the male deceased.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will take custody of the body to determine cause and manner of death and confirm identity.
The investigation is being conducted by the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team, a team of detectives from various Snohomish County law enforcement agencies who respond to and investigate police use of force incidents.
More information will be provided when available.