Fairfax County police, who investigate all in-custody deaths at the county’s Adult Detention Center in Fairfax, have had two such cases in recent days.
Detectives from the department’s Major Crimes Bureau are investigating the in-custody death of 65-year-old inmate George Redmond, who was found unresponsive in his single cell at the detention center the morning of March 28.
Fire and Rescue Department personnel transported Redmond to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy, but preliminarily, there are no signs of foul play, officials said.
Redmond had been in the custody of the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and incarcerated at the detention center since Mar. 25. On that date, he was originally arrested by Alexandria City Police. Authorities transferred custody to Fairfax County police, who took him to the detention center.
Redmond had been arrested for a failure-to-appear warrant related to an original charge of trespassing and destruction of property.
On March 29 at 4:39 p.m., police dispatched officers to the Adult Detention Center after 55-year-old inmate Kyung Pil Chang was found unresponsive in his single cell. Fire and Rescue Department personnel responded and pronounced Chang deceased. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy the next day. Preliminarily, there are no signs of foul play, police said.