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North Platte police investigates inmate death at the Lincoln County Detention Center

The North Platte Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center.
The North Platte Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center.(KNOP)
Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 3:37 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) -The North Platte Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate at the Lincoln County Detention Center.

The North Platte 911 Center received a call on July 5, 2020 at 8:34 p.m. requesting an ambulance at the Lincoln County Detention Center, 302 North Jeffers Street.

North Platte Fire and Rescue were dispatched for a male subject reportedly having seizures in his cell. Police said despite life-saving efforts by correctional staff and North Platte EMS, 35-year-old Leslie Reel was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is on-going and an autopsy is pending. The case will be presented to a Grand Jury, as is the case with all in-custody deaths.

The NPPD is investigating the incident.

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