Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office legal fees at $850,000

The Associated Press - December 25, 2017 9:04 am

(Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office has more than $850,000 in legal fees this year with nearly half of that amount in one lawsuit.
The Tulsa World reports that about $398,000 was spent defending a wrongful death lawsuit by the estate of Elliott Williams, who died in 2011 after lying naked and paralyzed for 51 hours on the floor of a jail cell with food and water placed just out of his reach.
The sheriff’s office was ordered to pay $10 million to Williams’ estate, but is asking that the verdict be overturned or a new trial granted.
Sheriff Vic Regalado told the newspaper that he’s implemented changes at the jail since he took office in April 2016 that he believes will result in fewer lawsuits.
The changes include hiring a new medical provider and jail administrator.

 

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