Inmate Death at Pre-Trial Detention Facility

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release 

On September 11, 2018, at approximately 11:15 AM, deputies at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility  (PTDF) noticed that Jeffrey Kibler was experiencing a medical issue while in the dayroom of his assigned housing section. Deputies contacted jail medical staff to evaluate Kibler,  who  was coherent and able to communicate about his condition. During the evaluation, jail medical staff believed Kibler’s condition was deteriorating. Therefore, Ventura City Fire Department and American Medical Response personnel were summoned to provide  more advanced care.  Kibler  was transported from the PTDF to Ventura County Medical Center at approximately 11:48 AM. Unfortunately, Kibler’s condition continued to deteriorate at the hospital and he was pronounced deceased at approximately 2:54 PM.

The cause of death is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau, pending autopsy results from the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. As a matter of policy, the causes of all inmate deaths are investigated by the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Bureau.

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2 Responses to Inmate Death at Pre-Trial Detention Facility

  1. Larry September 14, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    What does it mean “experiencing a medical issue”! Enough of the doublespeak! Someone assaulted him, was it the inmates or the cops?

    • Debra Tash September 14, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      They just released a statement that it was indeed an homicide.


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