$2.5M Offered to Family of Black Man Who Died in MO Jail

Relatives of a Black man from Tennessee who died in a Missouri jail in 2017 have been asked to accept $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit, court filings show, but the family’s attorney says no settlement is pending.

The city of Charleston, Missouri, agreed earlier this month to pay $500,000 to the family of Tony Sanders, of Nashville, who died in the Mississippi County Jail after a white sheriff pinned his neck to the ground with his knee for several minutes.

Now lawyers for Mississippi County jail employees and the former sheriff are asking a judge to require Sanders’ family to accept $2 million to settle the rest of the case, according to court documents.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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