In-Custody Death Investigation
DATE: August 23, 2019
TYPE OF INCIDENT: In-Custody Death
DATE/TIME REPORTED: August 23, 2019 at approximately 1004 hours
LOCATION: 500 West 5th Street (Medical Center Hospital
On August 23, 2019 at approximately 0650 hours, Odessa Police responded to 52nd Street and Bonham in reference to an unknown problem. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a male subject, later identified as William Cody Campbell, 32 years of age, of Odessa.
Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Campbell was placed into emergency protective custody. Campbell was transported to Medical Center Hospital and pronounced deceased at approximately 1004 hours by medical personnel.
The Texas Rangers are currently investigating this incident as an in-custody death. An internal investigation is also being investigated by the Odessa Police Department.