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Harvey Field

Published: Monday, July 27, 2015
Settlement Reached in 2012 Inmate Death    Print 


Settlement Reached in 2012 Inmate Death

Snohomish County has reached a settlement agreement in the case of Michael Saffioti, who died while incarcerated in the Snohomish County Jail on July 3, 2012.

 

“The death of Mr. Saffioti was a tragedy,” said Sheriff Trenary.  “To own up for our mistakes and to cover litigation costs, the county has paid $620,000 in this settlement.”

 

A number of improvements to the jail’s medical housing unit, as well as booking procedures, have been made since Sheriff Trenary was appointed in 2013, including:

  • Restrictions that prevent inmates with serious health conditions from being booked for non-violent misdemeanors
  • Reviewing and improving the jail’s evidence-based health care policy
  • Screening all inmates at booking by a health care professional
  • Hiring a new Health Services director, five additional nurses and one doctor
  • Implementing a mortality review process
  • Implementing an electronic medical record system

 

In addition, current jail medical staff and nurses are in the process of obtaining certification from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

 

“The jail continues to be a safer, more secure detention facility every day because of the changes that have been implemented,” said Sheriff Trenary.

 

The settlement agreement was presented to the Snohomish County Council today.  Details of the settlement are contained in the Settlement Agreement which is available via public records request.


Monday, July 27, 2015
New President of the Washington State Association of County Engineers New President of the Washington State Association of County Engineers
Snohomish County Deputy Director Appointed as President of the Washington State Association of County Engineers

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Video Contest Invites Public to Show their “Moves” Video Contest Invites Public to Show their “Moves”
“Moves Moment” entrants get t-shirts and chance to be in Community Transit video

Monday, July 20, 2015
National Night Out National Night Out
The event will be held at Willis Tucker Community Park located at 6705 Puget Park Drive in Snohomish.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Limited Parking for Jail Limited Parking for Jail
Limited Parking for Jail, Sheriff’s Office Services Expected Due to Courthouse Construction

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Community Transit Board to Vote on Ballot Measure Community Transit Board to Vote on Ballot Measure
Agency to seek voter approval for additional sales tax revenue to fund transit improvements.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Settlement Reached in Public Records Case Settlement Reached in Public Records Case
Snohomish County has reached a settlement in a civil case regarding a mishandled public records request by the Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Marine Services Unit prepare for Operation Dry Water Marine Services Unit prepare for Operation Dry Water
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Marine Services Unit is preparing for the nationwide Operation Dry Water weekend June 26-28.

Thursday, June 18, 2015
To vape, or not to vape To vape, or not to vape
County Residents to be Asked to Share Thoughts on Vaping Health District Looks to Expand Smoking in Public Places Law

Monday, May 18, 2015
IMCO General Construction Recipients of Award IMCO General Construction Recipients of Award
Snohomish County Public Works and IMCO General Construction Recipients of Award from the Associated General Contractors of Washington for State Route 530 Incident Debris Removal Project

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Bike to Work on Friday Bike to Work on Friday
Some people do it all the time, while some only do it once a year.

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