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Inmate Dies at Local Hospital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2021

Inmate Dies at Local Hospital

At 2:54 pm on July 11, 2021, ALEXANDER McFARLAND, 31 of Austin was found unresponsive in his cell by a corrections officer who was performing visual checks. Life saving measures were immediately initiated by TCSO staff and ATCEMS took over upon their arrival. McFarland was transported to a local hospital.

At 11:07 pm on July 17, 2021, McFarland was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

McFarland was charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury/Family Violence, one out of county felony and two out of county misdemeanors.

An investigation by TCSO’s Internal Affairs Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, the Texas Rangers and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office is underway, as is customary with any death in custody. The autopsy was conducted on July 18, 2021, and the final report is pending.

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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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