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Family of Lummi Tribal Citizen, Shannon Rose Jefferson, Settles Jail Death Suit Against Whatcom County


October 2, 2019

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The family of Lummi tribal member Shannon Rose Jefferson has settled a Whatcom County Superior Court wrongful death lawsuit against Whatcom County, arising from her suicide death in March 2014 while in county custody.

“Shannon’s life mattered,” said the family’s lawyer Ryan Dreveskracht, a civil rights lawyer with Galanda Broadman, PLLC, in Seattle. “We hope this settlement will cause Whatcom County to afford citizens like Shannon greater mental health care.”


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