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D.C. Settles Prisoner’s Stabbing/Beating Suit for $12,500

The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $12,5000 to settle the negligence suit of prisoner David Lee for injuries incurred from being stabbed and beaten by two other prisoners.

While at the D.C. Jail on July 13, 2002, Lee was stabbed by a prisoner wielding a sharpened nail covered with a rag and also beaten, stomped, and otherwise abused by another prisoner. He was left bleeding and seriously injured.

His complaint alleged failure to control contraband, to monitor and control prisoner movement, to properly classify prisoners, and to have adequate staff. Lee accepted settlement on June 6, 2005. He was represented by Rockville, Maryland Attorney Samuel M. Shapiro. See: Lee v. District of Columbia, Superior Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 04-7523.

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Lee v. District of Columbia