INSIDER: Bethany Dawson; Nov 7, 2021, 12:51 PM
- Seth Fletcher, 21, has been left with paralyzing spinal cord injuries after being tackled by guards.
- Fletcher has now won a civil liberties against the state, winning $17.5 million in damages.
- Fletcher was also waterboarded and left for hours without treatment.
The State of Ohio is to pay a man convicted of child sex offenses $17.5 million in a federal civil rights case after he suffered paralyzing spinal cord injuries in prison, his lawyer confirmed.
Seth Fletcher, 21, was paralyzed at Chalkier Correctional Institution when guards tackled, handcuffed, and dropped him on his face in 2020.
According to the lawsuit, filed reported by CBS News, two officers from the prison “did in fact, participate in, authorized, ratified and/or failed to intervene to prevent sadistic, malicious and excessive uses of force under the circumstances.”
The lawsuit also details how the officers took to social media to brag about their acts, saying that they “waterboarded [Fletcher] LMAO” when the injured Fletcher asked for water.
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