San Diego Jail Nurses Should Face Widow’s Civil Rights Go well with

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January 14, 2021, 1:31 am


  • The man’s overdose was left unattended in the county jail for eight hours
  • The jury was able to conclude that nurses were objectively unreasonable

A trio of San Diego Central Prison nurses are not entitled to qualified immunity from claims that they failed to provide adequate medical care to a man who overdosed and died while in custody, the Ninth Circle said Wednesday, reviving one Civil rights lawsuit initiated by him widow.

Judge Kim McLane Wardlaw’s majority opinion for a partially split panel at the US Court of Appeals for Ronnie Sandoval had taken “several hundred times the typical recreational dose” of methamphetamine to hide it from detection before it was admitted to the county jail in 2014 ninth circuit.

A sensible juror …

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