SANTA BARBARA COUNTY GRAND JURY 1995-96
Inmate Death of November 16, 1994 (B)
Finding and Recommendation 1: Law enforcement agencies in Santa Barbara County should develop a procedure for medical treatment of an inmate who has ingested or is suspected of ingesting narcotics or drugs. (On January 18, 1995, a written policy and procedure was added to the Santa Barbara Police Department Manual.)
Santa Barbara Police Department: A written policy already exists in the Department Manual.
Santa Maria Police Department: A written policy exists; the department included a copy in the response.
Lompoc Police Department: Agrees.
Guadalupe Police Department: No response to Recommendation.
Sheriff: The department follows procedures that have been in effect for many years. An Inmate Screening Form is used that "specifically addresses the issue."
Action Completed 1: Lompoc Police Department has developed and implemented the policy on May 8, 1995.
Action Pending 1: None.
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