- Associated Press - Saturday, June 30, 2018

CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge has approved a $270,000 settlement of a wrongful-death lawsuit that alleged jailers in southeastern Missouri didn’t offer proper medical care for a woman during an overdose.

The Southeast Missourian reports that under the settlement signed earlier this week, the city of Charleston will pay $75,000 and Mississippi County will pay $195,000 for the death of 21-year-old Mississippi County Detention Center inmate Somer Nunnally.

Nunnally’s family said in the lawsuit that surveillance video shows a jailer laughing at Nunnally several times and ignoring her cries for medical help before she died.

Records show Nunnally was arrested on May 2, 2015, after failing a sobriety test. The lawsuit said Nunnally had ingested “a large number of pills” before the officer arrived and jail staffers were aware of her condition.


Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com

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