Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, girlfriend of inmate who died settle $2 million suit

January 27th, 2016 by admin Leave a reply »

The girlfriend of a man who died after he was pepper-sprayed in 2014 at the Somerset County Jail and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office have agreed to settle a lawsuit that could pay her and her son close to $2 million.

Pamela Swett charged in the suit that her boyfriend, Joseph Daoust, was denied proper medical treatment while he was waiting to go to court and that negligence by corrections officers led to his death.

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Inmates read and play board games in the day room in the medium security wing at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison in 2014. A suit brought by the girlfriend of an inmate who died at the jail that year, Joseph Dauost, is being settled for nearly $2 million.Inmates read and play board games in the day room in the medium security wing at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison in 2014. A suit brought by the girlfriend of an inmate who died at the jail that year, Joseph Dauost, is being settled for nearly $2 million.

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Daoust, a 27-year-old Wilton man, was being held at the jail on drug trafficking charges in May 2014 when he died of a pulmonary hemorrhage — bleeding of the lungs — after he was pepper-sprayed at the jail.

Swett’s lawsuit, filed in April

Article source: https://www.centralmaine.com/2016/01/27/somerset-county-sheriffs-office-girlfriend-of-inmate-who-died-settle-2-million-suit/

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