Police: Inmate found hanging in Allegheny County Jail
An inmate died inside Allegheny County Jail about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
Jamie Gettings, 33, of West Mifflin was found hanging in a cell, Warden Orlando Harper said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
Medical staffers responded but were unable to save Gettings, Harper said.
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said the incident happened at 2:12 a.m. and recorded Gettings' time of death at 2:27 a.m. The official manner and cause of death are pending. County police are investigating.
Gettings is the second inmate to die in the Downtown jail facility in barely over a week.
David Black, 53, of McKees Rocks died about 6 a.m. April 10, after arriving the previous day appearing “to be in medical distress,” according to Harper.
The cause and manner of Black's death are under investigation.
Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach Lindstrom at 412-380-8514 or email@example.com.