- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a death at a San Francisco Bay Area county jail.

KNTV in San Jose reports (https://bit.ly/1Xg0Gir ) Wednesday that 31-year-old Michael Tyree died last week at the Santa Clara County Jail.

Tyree was serving a five-day sentence for misdemeanor petty theft.

The station reports that before he died, he had a loud argument with three correctional officers.

What happened next was not immediately clear Wednesday.

The Santa Clara’s Sheriff’s Office is investigating. An autopsy report has yet to be released. Tyree’s sister in Louisiana declined to comment.


Information from: KNTV-TV.

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