Lincoln County, Nebraska reached a settlement in a inmate suicide lawsuit with the sister of the decedent.
Sounds like a tough claim, right? The wrongful death lawsuit claims that his jailers failed, “to properly monitor [the victim]” and that they should have known he was a suicide risk. Why? Because a reasonable person would know he was trying to kill himself when he got arrested in the first place. Helping the case: the victim never should have been arrested in the first place, a grand jury later found.
A sympathetic victim also probably drove the settlement. He suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in the military from 2001 to 2004 (presumably in Iraq or Afghanistan).