Fairfax County Police to Investigate Inmate Death

Fairfax County Police to Investigate Inmate Death

Detectives from the Fairfax County Police Department are investigating the in-custody death of 68-year-old inmate Haywood Summers. Summers was taken from the infirmary at the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center to the hospital for additional medical attention on Thursday, Sept. 6. The medical examiner will examine the body, but preliminarily, police reported that there were no signs of foul play.

The inmate had been incarcerated at the ADC since Sept. 4. The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office and our department are working collectively to gather all information and to thoroughly document the situation.

We investigate all Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office in-custody deaths.

The sheriff’s office released the following on Sept. 14:

On Sept. 6, 2018, a 68-year-old African American inmate, Haywood Summers, was transported to the hospital from the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center infirmary. He had been in Sheriff’s Office custody for two days. At approximately 5:25 p.m. on Sept. 13, the inmate experienced a medical emergency at the hospital. Hospital medical staff performed CPR without success. The inmate was pronounced deceased at 6:03 p.m. Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office policy dictates that an in-custody death must be investigated by the Fairfax County Police Department. The investigation is currently underway.