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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Mother Sues County of Orange for $15 Million Over Son's Jail Suicide Last Year

Updated: Aug 31, 2020

Local news shrugged when Ryan Hall hung himself with a bed sheet from his jail cell on April 6, 2015. The Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office cleared OC sheriff deputies and other Men's Central Jail staff later that year of any gross negligence in the suicide, but only the Weeklyreported it. Vilma Germaine-McIver, Hall's mother, isn't content with the investigation's findings. Lawyers with Irvine-based Layfield & Barrett filed a $15 million federal lawsuit against county employees on her behalf last week, claiming acted they with "deliberate indifference to his physical safety and to his very life."

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

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