by David M. Reutter
Illinois’ Whiteside County Jail (WCJ) agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a civil rights action alleging jail officials failed to treat Walter E. Divers, Jr. for severe alcohol withdrawal, resulting in his death.
Divers, 28, was arrested for failing to pay fines or appear in ...
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