Family of Utah woman who died in jail sues county for $2M
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — The family of a woman who died in jail has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Davis County.
The Standard-Examiner reported Sunday that the $2 million suit alleges the county jail deprived Kara Noakes of life-sustaining prescription medications after she was booked on a traffic-related offense in June 2016. Noakes died in her cell two days after her arrest.
Investigators closed the case as a “natural death,” but the suit seeks damages for deprivation of Noakes’ civil rights.
The suit also highlights Noakes’ bail, which was set at $1,900. It says a lower bail amount would be appropriate for someone with a heart condition who needs to stay on medicine.
County officials have declined to comment on Noakes’ case.
Information from: Standard-Examiner, http://www.standard.net