41-year-old man dies in Scottsdale jail cell

A sign pointing towards Scottsdale City Jail (file photo).

A sign pointing towards Scottsdale City Jail (file photo).

One man died in a Scottsdale city jail on June 10, according to police.

On Friday, June 10, Romero J. Slim, 41, was arrested by an officer from the Phoenix Police Department for an outstanding warrant in the city of Scottsdale, according to a Scottsdale police report.

At 6:25 p.m. Slim was transferred to the custody of a Scottsdale police officer at 56th Street and Thomas, in a Walgreens parking lot. Slim was then transferred to the Scottsdale City Jail, 3700 N. 75th Street at 6:32 p.m.

Slim was booked into the jail and he completed the medical questionnaire. Slim was placed in a cell with other detainees, according to police.

At 7:12 p.m., the other prisoners in the cell alerted the jail staff that Slim was not breathing, police stated. Scottsdale detention officers immediately began CPR, used an AED and called the Scottsdale Fire Department.

The Scottsdale Fire Department transported Slim to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m.

Slim was not combative with officers at any time, stated police, and no force was used on him while he was in Scottsdale PD’s custody. The investigation into the cause of death is on-going at this time.

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