County settles now-paralyzed ex-inmate’s lawsuit for $800K
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama county has settled a lawsuit with a former inmate who was paralyzed during a fight with a corrections officer in 2015.
Jay Ross, an attorney for Mobile County, tells WKRG-TV that the county settled with Brandon Jefferies for $800,000 on behalf of the county commission and sheriff’s office.
Jefferies, then 18, was living at a mental health facility in 2015 when he was arrested and charged with assault. He fought with a corrections officer while in jail and was paralyzed from his injuries.
The settlement will be paid out from the county’s general fund.
Information from: WKRG-TV, http://www.wkrg.com/