Death of inmate under investigation at MDC

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An inmate died at the Metropolitan Detention Center over the weekend, according to Bernalillo County officials.

MDC staff reportedly responded to a emergency medical distress code for an inmate, Sao Chau, at 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. Chau ultimately died at the facility.

While waiting for rescue, MDC staff tried to save the inmate’s life.

The death is under investigation by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and the MDC Office of Professional Standards.

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