An Indian national, Mr. Simratpal Singh (21), who was in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the La Paz County Jail in Arizona passed away on May 3, 2019.
According to a statement from ICE:
After posting bond on charges of assault and sexual assault, Simratpal Singh, 21, was transferred to ICE custody on May 2, 2019 at the LPCJ while he awaited transfer to an ICE facility. On the same date, LPCJ personnel found Mr. Singh unresponsive and not breathing. Local paramedics were called, and Singh was transported via ambulance to the La Paz Regional Hospital in Parker, AZ, and subsequently airlifted to the Abrazo West Campus Hospital (AWCH) in Goodyear, AZ. On May 3, 2019, at 1:58 a.m., AWCH declared Mr. Singh deceased.
Mr. Simratpal Singh is the fifth detainee to pass away in ICE custody in fiscal year 2019.