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Georgia sheriff sued for death of restrained jail detainee


SAVANNAH, Ga. — A Georgia sheriff has been sued by the family of a 21-year-old Savannah man who died in a jail cell last year after a brawl with deputies who ended up strapping him into a restraint chair before shocking him four times with a Taser.

The parents of Mathew Ajibade filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court against Chatham County Sheriff Roy Harris and others who worked under him at the county jail. Also named as defendants were Corizon Health Inc., the jail's contractor for medical services, as well as a nurse and 12 deputies who were on duty at the time of Ajibade's death.


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