Custodial Death Report: William Wiley

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Custodial Death Report: William Wiley

The OIR conducted an Independent Review of OCSD Custodial Death: William Wiley. We examined the circumstances surrounding the death of William Wiley, an 87-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who was in the custody of the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD). Wiley was arrested for homicide on March 15, 2022, and after medical clearance, was booked into the Orange County Intake/Release Center (IRC). Due to his medical history, Wiley was transferred to the Correctional Medical Services Unit at Anaheim Global Medical Center (AGMC), where he remained until his death on June 22, 2022.

The Office of Independent Review (OIR) found that the OCSD personnel acted appropriately and that no actions of the OCSD contributed to Wiley's death. The District Attorney's Office also determined that Wiley's death was due to natural causes, specifically community-acquired pneumonia, and other conditions, including Alzheimer's disease. The report highlights that Wiley received adequate medical care throughout his incarceration and that his death was not caused by any misconduct or failure on the part of OCSD staff. 

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OIR Custodial Death Review - Wiley Final.pdf 528.53 KB May 6, 2024