By Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - A lawsuit says Chicago police officers and detention aides ignored a 41-year-old man for more than an hour when he passed out while in custody and died.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports ( ) arrest records and the lawsuit in U.S. District Court say Johnny Lopez was taken to a hospital to be treated for dog bites he suffered while being arrested for battery in June 2015.

He was held at the Jefferson Park (16th) District lockup and later was found unresponsive.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office says Lopez’s death was ruled accidental. The lawsuit filed by his daughter Merary Lopez seeks unspecified damages.

The city’s law department has declined to comment on the lawsuit. Records show two officers and three detention aides named as defendants are still on the job.


Information from: Chicago Sun-Times,

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