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Lawsuit in death of Michigan jail inmate settled for $500K

Posted at 9:57 AM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 09:57:03-05

A lawsuit that was brought following the death of a man after a violent struggle with corrections officers at a Michigan jail has been settled for $500,000.

The Midland Daily News reports the federal wrongful death lawsuit against Midland County and sheriff's office deputies who work in the jail was settled following mediation.

The lawsuit said 56-year-old Jack Marden of Midland was held February 2015 at the Midland County Jail when officers entered his cell and pinned him against a wall. Authorities say he grabbed one of the officers and he was struck, then had breathing problems.

He died several days later at a hospital of heart failure.

A federal judge earlier determined sheriff's deputies were immune from suit, but the case was appealed and later put into mediation.