FAM­ILY SETTLES FOR $4.75M AF­TER TEEN DIES IN JAIL

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

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.

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