On July 7, 1999, Livingston died at the John Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. Livingston's estate filed suit claiming his death was due to mistreatment by jail employees. Livingston had a long history of mental illness but that did not seem to be the physical cause of his death.
Tarrant county will pay $50,000 of the settlement and John Smith Hospital will pay the remaining $50,000. Tarrant county commissioner Glen Whitley said, "It was a very tragic situation, and it's just good to put it behind everyone."
Apparently the maker of the restraint chair and the pepper spray manufacturer were not sued.
Source: Dallas Morning News
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