While at DC’s Maximum Security Facility in Lorton, Virginia, on June 15, 2000, Covington was assaulted with a contraband weapon by another prisoner. He sustained “stab wounds and extensive nerve damage in forearm.” No other details are available.
The complaint alleged negligence for failure to control contraband, overcrowding, failure to supervise prisoners, negligent supervision and training of staff, and negligent care and treatment.
Covington accepted settlement on July 25, 2002. He was represented by Washington DC attorney Douglas R. Sparks. See: Covington v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 00-8211.
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Covington v. District of Columbia
|Cite||Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 00-8211|
|Level||State Trial Court|