Last updated: 8 months ago
Silivenusi Pacelli Namato Ravono who was in custody for a psychiatric evaluation in Greenbrae died after a struggle with police early in the morning, according to statements by the San Rafael Police Department and Central Marin Police Authority. Ravono, 46, was taken to Marin General Hospital's emergency department by a friend Wednesday evening because he was acting erratically, San Rafael police Lt. Alan Piombo said. When Ravono left the hospital around 11:30 p.m., hospital staff notified the Marin County Sheriff's Office. The Central Marin Police Authority found Ravono in the area of South Eliseo Drive, Piombo said. Ravono resisted the police officers and sheriff's deputies who were detaining him for a psychiatric evaluation. Ravono was handcuffed, placed in custody, and taken to the Psychiatric Emergency Services unit at 250 Bon Air Road in Greenbrae that is operated by the Main County Department of Health and Human Services, Piombo said. Ravono became violent and physically resisted the police officers and deputies when his handcuffs were removed. One of the deputies suffered a significant head injury and was treated and released from Marin General Hospital, Piombo said. During a struggle, Ravono became unresponsive, and law enforcement and emergency medical personnel made resuscitation and lifesaving efforts but Ravono was pronounced dead at the Psychiatric Emergency Services unit by medical staff, Piombo said.