The accuracy of his reports have been questioned, he was arrested last year for driving drunk on the way to an autopsy, and the state is attempting to suspend or revoke his medical license.
The San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office ruling that a Ventura woman died of an accidental LSD overdose at a music festival in May is not just highly unlikely — it would be unprecedented if true, two medical experts told The Tribune.
In another claim against the San Luis Obispo County Jail, a woman repeats allegations that jail staffed laughed and joked after a mentally ill man died on the concrete floor of a jail cell.
Chain a dog to a post, leave it to die without shade or water — you’ll be arrested.
A former inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Jail is seeking damages against the county, saying she witnessed deputies and jail staff laughing and talking outside the cell of a deceased inmate while she cleaned the man’s former soiled cell without protective gear.
San Luis Obispo County has agreed to a $5 million settlement for the family of Andrew Holland, who died in County Jail after 46 hours in a “restraint chair.”
San Luis Obispo County officials have refused to release 100 hours of jailhouse surveillance footage that documents the last 48 hours of Andrew Holland’s life through several cameras.
San Luis Obispo County will not release jailhouse surveillance footage of the 46-hour-restraint and subsequent death of former County Jail inmate Andrew Holland in January.
More allegations of abuse at the San Luis Obispo County Jail are detailed in a claim filed by a former inmate, who says he was hog-tied, tortured and berated by jail staff to the point of being physically disfigured in January.
He called 911 wanting help. Instead, in a claim filed against the county, Jeremiah Mobley says he was hog tied, tormented, stripped naked, berated and belittled by staffers at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.
The Holland family’s phones have been busy since we saw them last week at the press conference where they described the horrors of what happened to their son.
The policing and jail business is inherently hazardous. The opportunity for mistakes is ever present.
Holland’s legacy: Inmate death leads to $5 million settlement as family calls for sheriff’s resignation
Sharon Holland spoke quietly into a nest of microphones in the hope that her son might be remembered for more than the way he died.
San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow called the Tribune’s Aug. 1 article “SLO County Jail is under FBI investigation after 11 inmate deaths,” misleading and inaccurate.
The FBI said Wednesday that an open investigation into alleged civil rights violations at the San Luis Obispo County Jail was officially opened in May, though agents had been assessing information about the matter earlier.
The FBI is investigating the San Luis Obispo County Jail and whether civil rights violations played a role in a series of inmate deaths, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.
It looks like something medieval but this restraint chair is used at jails and prisons across the state to keep jail inmates from harming themselves.
San Luis Obispo County will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit over a jail inmate who died in custody after he was restrained in a chair for nearly two days.
Holland family attorney Paula Canny opened Thursday’s press conference with details about the lawsuit and a presentation of proposed changes for the county jail.
Carty and Sharon Holland — the parents of Andrew Holland, who died in jail custody — said their son had hope for a better life.
Attorney Paula Canny talks about the circumstances surrounding Andrew Holland’s death in San Luis Obispo County Jail.
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man who died after jail guards left him strapped in a chair for more than 46 hours.
An Oklahoma county sheriff is among six people indicted by a grand jury on felony second-degree manslaughter charges following the 2016 death of an inmate who was found dead after more than 48 hours of confinement in a chair.
Jeremiah Mobley knew he needed help. So, he called 9-1-1 to report he was having mental health issues and needed assistance.
I am shocked by Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s statement concerning the death of Andrew Holland.
By any reckoning, San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate Andrew Holland, 36, died an awful death.
Attorneys for the family of an inmate who died in San Luis Obispo County Jail in January are challenging the county’s ruling that the death was “natural,” after they learned the state medical board filed disciplinary proceedings against the pathologist who performed the autopsy.
The California Attorney General’s Office is seeking to revoke or suspend the license of San Luis Obispo County’s medical examiner, Dr. Gary Walter.
There are multiple reports, logs and press releases documenting Andrew Holland’s time in county custody and his death, many of which include conflicting information.
While the SLO County Board of Supervisors has been dithering over who should get to be the board chair or on this committee or that, or whether it’s OK to fleece all county taxpayers of $6 million to specifically benefit Paso Groundwater Basin users, or if Nipomo is getting its fair share of recreational facility money, the elephant in the room is why the SLO County Sheriff’s Department keeps allowing inmates to die in its custody.