Investigation begins after Broward inmate dies in hospital, sheriff’s office says

A man who was behind bars at the Broward County’s Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale died Monday morning in the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.

Paramedics took the inmate from the county jail, 555 SE First Ave., to Broward Health Medical Center, where doctors declared him dead around 8 a.m., Veda Coleman-Wright, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman, told the Miami Herald in an email.

The sheriff’s office did not identify the inmate who was being held at the Main Jail’s detoxification unit because his next of kin had not been notified. BSO also did not say why the inmate was behind bars nor when he was booked into jail.

The homicide, crime scene and internal affairs units are investigating.

This article will be updated as more information is available.