Man Dies in Big Island Police Custody

I will be very curious as to how and why this person died in custody.  Our jails are suppose to be safe.  This happened more then 30 hours after the guy was taken into custody.

A 47-year-old Hilo man died today (November 29) while in police custody. The man was found unresponsive within a cell at the Hilo police cellblock at approximately 3 p.m. Fire/rescue personnel were immediately summoned, but he could not be revived. The decedent was transported to Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The decedent had been taken into custody at 9:50 am the previous day. He was arrested with criminal trespass in the first degree and theft in the third degree. He had been unable to post $1,000 bail and was placed into a single occupancy cell…

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