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Inmate Who Died At County Jail Identified

The man who was tased and later died was 58-year-old Donald Ray McCullough of Oakland.

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of the man who died in custody after being tased into submission at county jail on Oct. 30.

The man was identified as 58-year-old Donald Ray McCullough of Oakland. According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Lee, McCullough was arrested in Pinole on suspicion of second degree burglary, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and probation violation.

As he entered in intake area of the county jail, McCullough became uncooperative, Lee said. He resisted deputies’ efforts to control him, and a deputy used his Taser to subdue him.

McCullough was then placed in a safety cell, where he was checked and cleared by medical staff. Around 2:30 p.m., another check found McCullough unresponsive. He was taken to county hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The autopsy was performed Thursday, Lee said. The cause of death is pending toxicology and pathology reports and results normally take 8-12 weeks.

josie November 02, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Is this why there was a helicopter hovering over the area?
Sally Morgan November 02, 2012 at 08:32 PM
My question too ? Who is flying these helicopters over areas and why and are they authorized to do so ?
Olen Stilwell Jr. November 02, 2012 at 11:04 PM
As A Person Who, Has had the Way of Life which has landed oneself, in that S***hole of pride that is MDF. Ive had no problem's, With any deputy's! Tho' ive seen Several attack's on inmate's, bordering on criminal, they are just a gang of thug's when it comes to getting respect, and tyhree guy's on one,i could understand, if the guy looks at them it is a threat! and get bulldogged to the floor , face first. arms pulled back and told to walk like a man,while half out. if threatend i am for sending a message, and dont care who knows. As a standard, the staff should at some point be held to a level of all the B,S! we have to go thru! I,E. anger mannagement, cuz they do just see the bad side of people, i'm not saying that as punnishment, mabye just as a to show some kind of innerpeace its a fact that imprisonment is hard, for whatever reason. ive never seen em understand that! thats my take. peace! Olen,

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