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This data shows deaths in the field during the process of arrest or in transit. It includes incidents while the subject was in an officer's physical custody or under restraint (even if not formally under arrest) or killed by use of force. Police departments are responsible for patrolling most cities (around two-thirds of CA's population) and account for around three quarters of all arrests. County sheriff's departments and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) patrol other areas. Slightly less than 20% of total deaths in custody occurred during this stage.
This data shows deaths in city or county jails while a subject is temporarily held in custody pending charges and/or trial. It includes incidents while the subject was awaiting booking, was booked and waiting to be charged, or was charged and awaiting trial. County sheriff's departments manage the county jail systems, which hold most criminal detainees awaiting formal charges and/or trial. Approximately 15% of total deaths in custody occurred among pre-trial detainees awaiting arraignment or trial.
This data shows deaths that occurred in jails, prisons, and hospitals after a subject has been sentenced by a court. The California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) manages the state prison system, which houses the majority of individuals sentenced to a term of incarceration; due to Public Safety Realignment, part of this responsibility has shifted to county jails since 2011. The majority of total deaths in custody (64%) occurred among sentenced and incarcerated individuals.
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