Taxpayers in Los Angeles County must pay 5.9 million to man who was mysteriously injured while in his jail cell.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Juan Isaac Garza sustained permanent brain damage when he was injured in May 2012 at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.
We’re supposed to believe it was all just a big misunderstanding.
Garza was considered a suicide risk and was placed in secure housing where he could be closely monitored.
The lawsuit said that a sheriff’s deputy became alarmed after seeing Garza mumbling to himself and standing on a chair.
The deputy summoned a psychologist who found Garza lying face up on the floor of his cell and unable to respond to questions, according to the lawsuit and a case summary provided to supervisors.
Garza’s father and conservator, Juan Garza, filed a negligence lawsuit on his behalf in 2014.