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Contra Costa Sheriff To Hold Inquest Into Death At County Jail


Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston will hold an inquest Friday into the Jan. 3 death of 31-year-old Brian Love Pence Jr., of Antioch, who died while jailed at Martinez Detention Facility.

Pence was arrested Dec. 31 on suspicion of misdemeanor spousal abuse and tested positive for COVID-19 during his jail intake and put into a quarantine cell.

The sheriff’s office said in January that Pence was screened by county health services and cleared for incarceration.

At approximately 1:22 p.m. Jan. 3, deputies conducted a room check and observed “no movement” from Pence. Life-saving measures were reportedly undertaken but he was later pronounced deceased at the scene.


The sheriff’s office said at the time there were no immediate signs of trauma or anything suspicious.

The sheriff’s office policy is to investigate and hold an inquest any time there’s an in-custody death.


Ricardoh May 31, 2023 - 11:34 AM - 11:34 AM

I hope this is not another lawsuit. It could be the perps are not getting locked up because they end up suing the county for some trivial BS reason. We can’t afford the law suits so let the public suffer.

Rick Sanchez June 1, 2023 - 1:18 PM - 1:18 PM

Most likely death by natural causes given the only evidence we can read on this post, however what is talked about in here is just hearsay and is not admissible evidence in court.

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