Sheriff faces misdemeanor after dying inmate didn't get care

 


BISMARCK, N.D. — A sheriff in a county on the edge of western North Dakota’s oil patch faces misdemeanor charges in the death of a county jail inmate after allegedly refusing to get him medical attention due to “dollars and cents,” court records show.

Ward County Sheriff Steven Kukowski was charged Thursday with refusing to perform a public duty and two counts of reckless endangerment. He’s accused of maintaining an inmate population of 150 percent above suggested capacity of the jail and employing jail staff that lacked adequate training.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/sheriff-faces-misdemeanor-after-dying-inmate-didnt-get-care/2016/02/19/b8b3fde4-d747-11e5-a65b-587e721fb231_story.html


 

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