DECATUR, GA—The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announced today that an inmate has died while in custody of the DeKalb County Jail.
According to reports, officers were alerted to a medical emergency inside an inmate housing unit on Nov.10, 2023.
Upon responding, officers found Michael Breedlove, 33, in his cell but unresponsive. Emergency medical services were performed on site by jail and health services. Breedlove was transported to a local hospital but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced deceased.
The cause of death has not been released by the medical examiner and the incident remains under investigation by the agency’s Office of Professional Standards.
Breedlove had been in custody at DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office on various charges, including the Purchase, Manufacture and Distribution or Sale of Marijuana (felony) since his arrest in July 2023.