Oakland vigil planned for man who died at Santa Rita jail

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Family, friends and supporters of Mario Martinez, who died while at Santa Rita jail, will hold a rally and vigil Tuesday evening in Downtown Oakland.

On July 15, officials say Martinez suffered an asthma attack inside his cell.

Jail guards allegedly ignored screams for help from nearby inmates and did not call for emergency medical support.

Martinez died that day. His death has triggered a call for justice.

The rally and vigil begin at 7 p.m. near Lakeside Drive and Lake Merritt Boulevard.
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