$20M Lawsuit Filed Against Richmond Jail Over Inmate's Death

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The mother of a 26-year-old man who died at Richmond City Justice Center has filed a $20 million wrongful-death lawsuit.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2gudgg7 ) that the lawsuit claims Gregory Lee Hill was treated for the wrong medical condition.

The lawsuit says Hill told medical officials that he was addicted to Xanax but the jail nurse wrote on forms that he was addicted to opiates.

The lawsuit filed by Hill’s mother, Brenda Hill Myrick, says Hill died in January after jail officials strapped him to a restraint chair.

The $20.4 million lawsuit is against Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. and the jail’s top administrator, among others.

General counsel for the Richmond sheriff’s office told the newspaper Thursday that it couldn’t comment on the lawsuit because it hadn’t yet received it.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com

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