Quantcast

Attorneys say jail staff violated policies in inmate's death - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Attorneys say jail staff violated policies in inmate's death

Posted: Updated:
FREMONT COUNTY -

Attorneys for the family of a man who died in the Fremont County jail say inmates were abruptly cut off from certain prescription drugs in spite of policies against such actions, the AP reported.

53-year old John Walter was found dead on the floor of his cell in the Fremont County Jail. Reports said Walter lost 30 pounds in three weeks after he'd been booked on a charge of felony menacing.

Shortly after his death, the autopsy revealed Walter suffered multiple injuries including broken ribs and internal bleeding. Walter's attorney Edwin Budge told News 5 in January, that Walter was taking prescription anxiety medication Klonopin at the time of the arrest.

But Walter's need for anxiety medication was denied while he was incarcerated. Budge explained that abruptly stopping benzodiazepine medication such as Klonopin, can cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms including loss of appetite, insomnia and hallucinations.

The lawsuit accuses guards of injuring Walter while trying to restrain him as he went through withdrawals.

For the original story and more on in the initial investigation CLICK HERE

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Shooting fallout: Man smashes assault rifle

    Shooting fallout: Man smashes assault rifle

    Saturday, November 18 2017 6:04 AM EST2017-11-18 11:04:59 GMT
    Chad Vachter smashes his AR-15 with a sledgehammer.Chad Vachter smashes his AR-15 with a sledgehammer.

    A California man took a hammer to his AR15, smashing the gun to bits, and is challenging other gun owners to destroy their assault weapons as well.

    A California man took a hammer to his AR15, smashing the gun to bits, and is challenging other gun owners to destroy their assault weapons as well.

  • Body found near Arkansas River in Texas Creek area

    Body found near Arkansas River in Texas Creek area

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:18 AM EST2017-11-18 05:18:51 GMT

    Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office say a body has been found near the Arkansas River in the Texas Creek area. The discovery was made around sunset at 5 p.m. when investigators responded. It is unclear if the body belongs to a man or woman or any other identifying information. 

    Deputies from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office say a body has been found near the Arkansas River in the Texas Creek area. The discovery was made around sunset at 5 p.m. when investigators responded. It is unclear if the body belongs to a man or woman or any other identifying information. 

  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    Saturday, November 18 2017 10:50 AM EST2017-11-18 15:50:29 GMT
    AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young at a photoshoot in 2003.AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young at a photoshoot in 2003.

    NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday.

    NEW YORK (AP) - Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday.

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?