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A Colorado County Reaches a $3 Million Settlement Over Inmate’s Death

The estate of a man found dead at the El Paso County jail will receive several million dollars after reaching a settlement with the county, officials said Tuesday.

William Johnson, 36, was found unresponsive “during a routine welfare check” around 8 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2021, according to previous reporting by The Gazette. Deputies and medical staff at the jail attempted to revive Johnson but were unsuccessful, officials said.

The county Coroner’s Office determined Johnson died of a “seizure disorder” associated with epilepsy, polypharmacy — or the simultaneous use of multiple drugs to treat a condition — and COVID-19, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Tuesday.

Read the source article at The Denver Gazette

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