Jail Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

An inmate in the San Francisco County Jail died Tuesday evening in an apparent suicide, Sheriff’s Department officials said today.

Sheriff’s Department officials identified the inmate this afternoon as Alberto Carlos Petrolino.

Petrolino is 50 years old and does not have a listed city of residence, according to the San Francisco medical examiner’s office.

Petrolino’s family has been notified and an investigation by San Francisco police, the Sheriff’s Department’s Internal Affairs Unit and the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office is underway, officials said.

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi said in a statement today that he extends his condolences to Petrolini’s family.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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