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Civil Rights – Negligence – Jail Suicide – Jailer Liability (access required)

A defendant county wins summary judgment in this negligent wrongful death suit filed by the estate of a 35-year-old man with a history of mental illness who committed suicide while in jail awaiting trial on a sexual offense. Decedent had a history of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, paranoia and delusions and had been hospitalized for these ...