Video: Man turns self in on minor charge, dies from food allergy
Michael Saffioti, 22, turned himself in to police on July 2 last year for misdemeanour marijuana charge
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. — A never-before-seen videotape from a county jail reveals how an inmate, being held on a minor charge, was ignored by guards shortly before he died from a food allergy.
Michael Saffioti, 22, turned himself into the Snohomish County Jail in Washington state over a marijuana possession charge on July 2 last year and was dead less than 24 hours later.
Saffioti died from a severe allergic reaction despite being reassured by prison guards that his breakfast was suitable for his allergies.
The footage, obtained by KIRO7, shows Mr Saffioti questioning the breakfast tray that he has been given at the jail on the morning of July 3.
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