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Inmate dead after 'use-of-force encounter' at jail, PCSD says

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Posted at 4:26 PM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 18:26:42-05

An inmate died after a "use-of-force encounter" with corrections officers at the Pima County Jail last week, the Pima County Sheriff's Department says.

According to a news release from PCSD, it was Thursday at around 9:25 p.m. when the encounter, which isn't detailed, took place between Francisco Ruiz and corrections officers at the jail's minimum security facility.

PCSD says officers administered life-saving measures to Ruiz, but were not successful.

PCSD says it's conducting a criminal investigation into the incident, as is standard protocol.