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LOS ANGELES: Martin Deltoro Died In Police Custody Near The 3300 Block of Bartlett Street


Apr 28, 2019

Martin Deltoro Los Angeles: 37-Year-Old Man Identified As Martin Deltoro Tragically Died In Police Custody Not Far From The 3300 block of Bartlett Street

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (April 28, 2019) – A 37-year-old man identified as Martin Deltoro has tragically died in police custody.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies are saying that they were called to the 3300 block of Bartlett Street after receiving a disturbance call. Police encountered Martin Deltoro whom they believe may have been under the influence or having a mental-health episode. 

Police put Martin Deltoro in handcuffs, but he later collapsed and was unresponsive. Paramedics were called to the scene but the victim was later pronounced dead. An investigation remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability For In Custody Deaths

Police officers have a legal responsibility to take reasonable measures to keep suspects safe when they have assumed autonomy over that person. According to US Legal, the “special relationship doctrine is a legal principle that makes the state liable for the harm inflicted on the individual by a third party provided that the state has assumed control over the individual which is sufficient to trigger an affirmative duty to provide protection to that individual.”

When suspects are showing signs of medical distress officers should contact paramedics as quickly as possible. The family member of a suspect that dies in police custody may have legal recourse under California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. 

Investigating An In-Custody Death

We at West Coast trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Martin Deltoro. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those involved. There have been far too many in-custody deaths in California over the past several months. Authorities need to be doing everything in their power to help make sure that suspects are treated fairly and that they are safe. 

If someone that you love has died while in police custody there are many laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We can look at all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal rights are. Whether you need more information about a particular incident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to contact us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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