(L.A.) Garland Johnson, 44, Died in Jail

Case Number: 2024-05037

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 44-year-old Black male that occurred at Men’s Central Jail downtown.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Garland Johnson.

Height: 5 feet 9 inches / Weight: 175 pounds

STATUS: The decedent’s body is ready to be released. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner is deferred pending additional investigation.

Manner and cause of death will be added to this page when it becomes available.

If the DME has ordered toxicological screening, the next public update may take six to nine months.

RIP GARLAND JOHNSON III (January 12, 1980 – March 26, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 3:22 a.m.

The decedent had a rap sheet and was arrested by LAPD in January for threats of violence.

He was found lifeless inside his cell at MCJ.

Address: 441 Bauchet Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

This is the seventh in-custody death for LASD so far this year.