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$7 Million Settlement Reached in Case of a California Jail Inmate Who Died in His Cell

The daughter and son of a man who lay dead or dying for several days in his cell at Santa Rita Jail without being attended to will be paid $7 million from Alameda County, according to the family’s lawyer. Maurice Monk was found unresponsive in his cell on Nov. 15, 2021.

He may have been dead for at least 72 hours prior to being discovered, according to Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price. Monk was arrested in October of 2021 following an altercation on an AC Transit bus over not wearing a mask.

He was jailed after missing a court date because he was turned away at the door, according to the lawsuit.

Read the source article at KRON 4

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