Family Of Dead Inmate File Lawsuit

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The family of a man that died in jail have filed a lawsuit over his death. The civil right lawsuit was filed in federal court, and was filed against a number of correctional officers as well as the sheriff. This comes after the family claimed that the man died under suspicious circumstances.

The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Chad Peterson. Mr Peterson, who was aged twenty six when he died, was in the Box Elder County Jail in November. He was found on 10th November hanging from his cell by a bed sheet.

According to the lawsuit Peterson had been mentally and emotionally unstable before going to jail, and had even written a suicide note. According to the lawsuit officials failed to provide the necessary supervision required given the man’s state of mind, and failed to provide “appropriate care to prevent plaintiff from harming himself.”

The FBI is also investigating a civil rights complaint into the man’s death. The family is asking for unspecified damages in relation to Peterson’s death.

 

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