Minnesota attorney general to review 2018 death of Beltrami County inmate
The review could lead to criminal charges related to the death of 27-year-old Hardel Sherrell
February 14, 2023
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will review the 2018 death of a Beltrami County jail inmate.
Hardel Sherrell, 27, had been in the county jail nine days when he died. After becoming ill with numbness and pain in his chest and lower limbs, he was placed under the care of Dr. Todd Leonard and the staff of Mend Correctional Care, which provided contracted medical services to the jail.
An investigation by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice found a Mend employee recommended Sherrell be transferred to a hospital room but the jail administrator initially vetoed the move because employees thought Sherrell was faking his symptoms.