CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION AGAINST CHEROKEE COUNTY OFFICIALS FOR VARIOUS INMATE OFFENSES

Settlement

Action: Civil Rights Action Against Cherokee County Officials for Various Inmate Offenses
Case: Paul L. Belyeu v. Campbell et al
Court: [6:14cv241][EDTX Tyler Division]
Result: Settlement


Summary:

Mr. Belyeu was being used by the Cherokee County jail staff to do many maintenance tasks in the jail. On one such occasion, he was badly electrocuted. After he was injured, he was administered drugs by jail staff that appear to have been fraudulently obtained by the jail staff: prescriptions were forged. The jail demanded he take the medications at increasing dosages until he eventually suffered significant consequences from both the injury and the meds.

The case was settled out of court in October 2016.