Claim involves death of child after stay in detention center
PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for the mother of a toddler who died several weeks after being released from a family immigration detention center are going after the Arizona city of Eloy and say they plan to file more legal claims related to the child’s death.
The Arizona Republic reports that the claim filed Tuesday contends that Eloy had a duty to maintain safe and sanitary conditions at the facility in Dilley, Texas.
The detention center is operated by CoreCivic, which subcontracts with Eloy for the services.
The claim accuses medical staff of failing to provide Mariee Juarez with adequate care after the girl became sick inside the Texas facility.
Eloy City Attorney Stephen Cooper did not immediate return a message seeking comment.