Request Legal Help Now - Free

LA County, CA

Los Angeles, CA: (Mar-21-07) The wife of noted Beat poet, John Thomas Idlet, filed a federal lawsuit against the LA Sheriff's Department following her husband's death while in police custody. Idlet had begun a four-month jail sentence for a sex offense when he fell sick and did not get to see a doctor for over two weeks. The suit accused the police department of negligence and failure to provide adequate medical care and alleged that the night before his death , Idlet went unexamined for three hours after he was found on the jail floor suffering from shortness of breath. The county reached a settlement and agreed to pay the widow $475,000 as compensation. [ABC NEWS: POLICE CUSTODY DEATH]

Legal Help

If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no cost or obligation, please click the link below.
Published on Mar-23-07


Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.


Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.
Request Legal Help Now! - Free