- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) - The family of an inmate who died at a Long Island jail in 2014 has brought a $20 million federal lawsuit against the county, the jail and a medical provider.

A Commission of Correction report criticized Nassau jail officials and the private health care contractor in the death of 47-year-old Kevin Brown. It said Brown’s death could’ve been prevented had he received proper medical care and supervision. The findings said Brown died from heart failure.

Newsday reports (nwsdy.li/1OcmCnz) that a wrongful death suit filed Wednesday in New York says Brown didn’t receive necessary medical attention and was deprived of his constitutional rights and his life.

A county attorney says it doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

An Armor Correctional Health Services spokeswoman says a court would find Brown received proper care.


Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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