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j.h. v. county of los angeles, et a

civil rights


the case

While in custody in a Los Angeles County jail, Plaintiff, a 29 year old man, was assaulted by other inmates, who were Southsider gang members. The attack rendered Plaintiff unconscious and seriously and permanently injured him. Plaintiff suffered severe brain damage as a result of the incident. Plaintiff claimed that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was deliberately indifferent to the serious danger faced by every Caucasian inmate in that jail. Plaintiff claimed that in the Los Angeles County Jail, North Facility dormitories, inmate on inmate violence is a daily occurrence, with the Southsider gang members effectively in charge of the jail. 

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