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Cook County Pays $550,000 in Prisoner’s Beating Death

Illinois’ Cook County paid $550,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the widow of a prisoner who was beat to death by three guards at the Bridgeview Courthouse.

The prisoner, 40, was arrested in May 2000 for throwing a brick through the window of his estranged wife while he was drunk. The prisoner asked a female Sheriff’s deputy for water, and when she refused his request, he swore at her.

She and two male deputies beat the prisoner as a result. Two days later, the prisoner died of blunt trauma injuries to his abdomen. The matter was settled prior to trial in 2003.

See: Doe v. Cook County, Jury Verdict Review Vol. 18, Issue 12 Dec. 03.

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