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Wisconsin Jail Settles Escape Lawsuit with Escapee
The lawsuit claimed that two city policemen negligently allowed Bishop to escape from custody on August 7, 1999, while he was being taken to a local hospital.
Bishop led police on a high-speed chase and was injured when police shot him. Bishop was later convicted of fleeing a police officer and reckless endangerment and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Bishop and his parents then filed suit claiming that police negligence had allowed him to escape. The suit originally sought $500,000 in damages.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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