Case Conclusion Date: 03.21.2014
Practice Area: Civil rights
Outcome: Settlement (partially confidential)
Description: This civil rights lawsuit was filed on behalf of a severely mentally ill inmate who was incarcerated in the Sedgwick County Detention Facility who was beaten and deprived of mental health services during his incarceration from October 2007 through February 2008. The lawsuit alleged excessive use of force by a jail guard and separate claims for deliberate indifference to the inmate’s serious medical needs. The inmate suffered from schizophrenia and was mentally disabled.