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."

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Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain, http://www.chieftain.com