FAMILY SETTLES FOR $4.75M AFTER TEEN DIES IN JAIL
A small Pennsylvania county will pay nearly $5 million to the family of a teenager who collapsed and died after four days of heroin withdrawal in jail.
Victoria “Tori” Herr, 18, was arrested for the first time on March 27, 2015, after police looking for her boyfriend found drugs in their apartment. Herr confided to a cellmate that she feared the withdrawal process would be tough.
She collapsed of apparent dehydration as she was being brought back to her cell on March 31. She died in a hospital on April 5.
The family settled their civil rights and wrongful death claims with the county for US$4.75 million, a lawyer representing the family said.