Inmate found dead in jail


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Victor Lamont Smittick
Victor Lamont Smittick
Updated: 2/03 11:12 am Published: 2/03 11:11 am


An inmate was found dead at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center on Sunday.

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said an unresponsive man was found around 4 p.m. while an officer did security checks.

Medical personnel performed lifesaving procedures with the assistance of EMSA and Tulsa Fire Department. The man, 56-year old Victor Lamont Smittick, was pronounced dead at OSU Medical Center.

Officials said Smittick had recently been released from St. John for heart related problems. The medical examiner’s office will determine cause of death.


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Mayor Maynot - 2/9/2014 10:48 AM
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FedUp #8 ^]] Many DLM employees are arrogant and ignorant. They are not properly prepared to house disabled and medically impaired at DLM. Seriously an investigation needs to be conducted into DLM's inability to properly house disabled mentally ill and medically impaired inmates.

Unwashed Mass - 2/3/2014 11:46 PM
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Fedup, you should talk to fox23 directly, or go to the Tulsa World. The jail has a history of negligent homicide so this isnt surprising.

fedup - 2/3/2014 9:26 PM
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This man was in the same pod with my fiancé. This man was denied medical treatment and sent back to his pod. When he made it back to the pod he calasped to the floor in front of everyone and the jail employees took their sweet time to check on him. Now they make it seem like he was just found when they are the one who caused this man death. Crazy part is his release papers were sitting on the D.O desk.

Mayor Maynot - 2/3/2014 2:33 PM
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Dirty Sermon (aka unwashed mass) #8 -[[ Far too close to reality is that the man had a cardiac arrest from drug withdrawal.

Unwashed Mass - 2/3/2014 1:44 PM
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Countless numbers of poisons can induce a heart attack, and the Sheriff's office only took a few hours to dismiss this as "natural causes" when a real investigation takes weeks or months. Maybe we do need federal oversight.

Mayor Maynot - 2/3/2014 11:35 AM
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Gone to the far beyond RIP my brother. No prejudice no poverty no hate in your new life after death. Only love and blessings.
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