Activists contend that immigrant detainee Jose de Jesus Deniz-Sahagun was beaten before he died, even though an autopsy report by the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled the death a suicide.
The report, obtained by The Arizona Republic, does raise questions about the circumstances surrounding the death at the Eloy Detention Center:
— Did detention-center personnel realize Deniz-Sahagun may have already attempted suicide while in custody?
— Was the suicidal inmate adequately monitored?
Deniz-Sahagun, a 31-year-old Mexican national, killed himself May 20 by lodging a sock in his throat, the report said.
He entered the detention center on May 18 after he was captured trying to run across the border May 15.