Tag: inmate civil rights
Denver civil rights attorney David Lane, who represented the family, had this to say:
"The death of Christopher Lopez was easily preventable and was caused by a mentality that the lives of prisoners are worthless. Hopefully, this settlement sends a message not just to Colorado prison authorities but to prison and jail authorities all over the country that the human beings they incarcerate must be treated like human beings."
Three guards were fired, five were disciplined and the Colorado Department of Corrections said:
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