He filed suit in federal court claiming that the use of the chemical spray was unreasonable and that he received inadequate water and medical care while in jail custody. The sheriff was sued for not developing adequate medical care and screening policies. Before the case came to trial a $273,00 settlement was reached with the county paying $145,000 and the spray maker paying $128,000. See: Goodman v. Montgomery County, US District Court, M.D. Alabama, No. CV-92H-1170-N (May, 1993), reported in 37 ATLA L. Reporter 56 (March, 1994).
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