by David Van Risseghem -
The Tulsa Frontier reports that Tulsa County avoided another embarrassing lawsuit over a sad tragedy.
A young man of questionable mental health missed a court hearing on a nonviolent charge. He was summarily hauled into the jail for failure to appear.
No mental health concern was ever followed up on. Then they found him hanging in his cell.
Here's a snippit from the Tulsa Frontier coverage...
Tulsa County commissioners have authorized a $150,000 settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a former Tulsa Jail inmate who attempted to hang himself last year, county records show. Nathan Bradshaw was arrested March 8, 2016, and attempted to hang himself March 13, 2016, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office said. He died a few days later in a Tulsa hospital.
Bradshaw had been arrested on a bench warrant for failing to appear in court on a larceny charge. A resolution that appears on Monday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting agenda authorizes the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office to “confess judgment without admitting liability.”
Read the full story at the Tulsa Frontier...
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David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...