Eric G.

ON AIR NOW

Eric G.

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Contact
Local News


BEND, OR -- The Oregon Department of Justice is looking into whether the Deschutes County Sheriff's Department did anything wrong when an inmate died in its custody last December.

 

31-year old Edwin Mays died of a methamphetamine overdose.  But release of the jail video of that night raises questions whether deputies did all they could to prevent his death.  Sheriff Larry Blanton says this is a difficult time for the department.  "First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the Mays family.  Not a good time for the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.  I can think of a lot of time personally and professionally I wish I could have a do over a mulligan, coulda woulda, shoulda."

 

"You know we're not perfect.  We'll learn from this experience and move on.  We deal with difficult situations.  We have a difficult job.  We're analyzing and assessing in split seconds what we do for a living," Blanton told KBND News.

 

Mays died in Deschutes County custody December 14th after being arrested for heroin possession.

 

 

Hide Comments

News
Traffic

 

 

  • Purcell Bridge traffic with lane closures, complete closures at times (10/18-5/1)

 

KBND ON FACEBOOK
 
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER