Brother of dead inmate sues deputies, medical technician
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The brother of a dead inmate who alleges the inmate was beaten after extending his middle finger at one of the deputies is suing two Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office deputies and a medical technician.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports the lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Rodney Jaramillo, claims the technician ignored signs that Joseph Jaramillo was dying of a head injury.
Rodney Jaramillo is accusing deputies Christian Crain and Nicholas Cardinal of excessive force that resulted in the death of his brother. He is seeking unspecified monetary damages including a punitive award.
The suit accuses Sherry Baca, the technician, of negligence.
Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor addressed the lawsuit in a release late Wednesday: “I hope that if or when this case is presented to a fact-finder, the ‘actual facts’ will be reported to the public in a responsible manner.”
Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com