Police, deputies investigate after inmate dies in jail

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- The Chesapeake Police Department and the Chesapeake Sheriff's Office are investigating after and inmate who appeared to have a medical emergency died.

Thomas L. Santiful, 49, had an issue around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputies and medical staff members at the Chesapeake Correctional Center provided help until Chesapeake EMS arrived and took over.

Santiful, who was serving 18 months for a two probation violations died around 10:50 p.m.

The police department is handling the investigation into Santiful's death. The sheriff's office is conducting an internal investigation.   

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