SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — An inmate housed at Caddo Correctional Center recently died.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that he is Casey Louis Simpson, 31.
The sheriff’s office has investigated his death; the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office is also investigating, sheriff’s office spokeswoman, Cindy Chadwick, said.
CPSO says Simpson died at a local hospital March 16 at 4:10 p.m. after being found unresponsive in his cell at 12:30 p.m. Deputies called for medical backup and an ambulance, officials say. Lifesaving measures were performed by deputies until the Shreveport Fire Department arrived at about 12:45 p.m. to transport Simpson.
An autopsy was performed by the Caddo Parish coroner, CPSO says. The preliminary report from the coroner’s office says Simpson died of natural causes and that there was no evidence of trauma. Full results with toxicology should be available in two to three weeks.
“Ironically, in our quest to follow the law and protect the privacy of Mr. Simpson, the sheriff’s office is left unprotected from unfounded claims of inaction,” Sheriff Steve Prator said, “but we are very sorry for the Simpson family’s loss and we offer our most sincere condolences.”
”I am prevented by HIPAA from releasing information on Mr. Simpson’s medical history,” Chadwick told KSLA News 12. “I believe his mother also has mentioned possible legal action.”
Simpson’s mother says she has not mentioned any potential legal action.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office arrested Simpson on a warrant from the Shreveport Police Department back on June 11, 2020. He was booked into Caddo Correctional Center on July 21, 2020. He was also being held as an out-of-state fugitive from Collin County, Texas.
The sheriff’s office claims since the time of his booking into Caddo Correctional, Simpson has refused medication prescribed to him more than 100 times.