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The Office of Inspector General Completes Investigation of a Cuban Citizen Who Died at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, FL

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an investigation upon being informed that on January 27, 2020, a Cuban citizen had died at Larkin Community Hospital in South Miami, FL. The individual had been detained at the Krome Service Processing Center in Miami, FL, since January 14, 2020. On January 23, 2020, the individual was transported and admitted to the hospital for an evaluation.

DHS OIG’s investigation, which included records reviews, interviews and a review of surveillance camera footage, revealed that the individual died of natural causes. This investigation uncovered no evidence that indicated anyone employed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and/or Krome Service Processing Center staff caused or contributed to the individual’s death.

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