NM male who pulled possess tooth in jail awarded $22M

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Jan 26 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A sovereign jury has awarded $22 million to a New Mexico male who was kept in solitary confinement for dual years and forced to lift his possess tooth after being arrested for inebriated pushing in Dona Ana County.

Civil rights profession Matt Coyte pronounced a jury awarded Stephen Slevin, 58, a indemnification Tuesday after a six-day hearing in Santa Fe.

Jess Williams, orator for Dona Ana County, declined criticism other than to contend a county skeleton to appeal.

“We have trust we have clever authorised issues to lift with a appeal,” he said.

Slevin was arrested while pushing by a southern New Mexico county in Aug 2005. He finished adult in unique capture since he was pang from basin and someone checked a box on a form indicating he was suicidal, Coyte said.

Slevin was given some drugs for basin though never saw a mental health

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