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$26,000 Awarded In Washington Jail Suicide Suit
of a prisoner who committed suicide in the Kent city jail. The estate
asserted that despite being on suicide watch, the prisoner, a 37-year-old
male, was left unattended for 2 1/2 hours while jailers conducted a party
for a newly promoted sergeant. The prisoner committed suicide during their
The estate contended the City was negligent for not maintaining constant
supervision of the prisoner. The prisoner was found 70% negligent for his
December 1992 suicide and the award was reduced accordingly. See: Chavez v.
City Of Kent, Superior Court Of Washington, King County, Case No.
95:-2-82750-8, 1997 WL 636591 (WA Super.).
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Chavez v. City Of Kent
|Cite||Superior Court Of Washington, King County, Case No|
|Level||State Trial Court|