- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The sister of a man who died after a fight with a Wake County detention officer has filed a lawsuit against the sheriff; the officer and an insurance company.

Local media outlets report Marlene Gilbert wants a jury to determine damages in her lawsuit against former detention officer Markeith Council and Sheriff Donnie Harrison.

Gilbert claims Harrison shares responsibility in the June 2013 death of her brother because he ignored previous disciplinary problems of detention officers.

Shon Demetrius McClain of Apex was taken off life support on June 17, 2013 after doctors determined the 40-year-old was brain dead.

Surveillance video from the altercation shows Council slamming McClain to the ground during the fight almost two weeks earlier.

The sheriff’s office has not responded to the lawsuit.

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