Man who sued the city jail dies and his suit is dismissed
A lawsuit alleging mistreatment at the hands of Fayette County Detention Center corrections officers has been dismissed because the man who says he was beaten at the jail has died.
Alfredo Garcia Hernandez sued the city and the jail in August 2007, alleging that in 2006 he was beaten by officers while he was handcuffed. Hernandez was one of several former jail inmates who have alleged that they were mistreated by officers there. The city has denied the allegations in court documents. Hernandez died in October 2007. His death was not connected to the alleged injuries he sustained at the jail, said Michael O’Hara, his lawyer. O’Hara said the case was dismissed last week after they failed to find a relative who could represent Hernandezs’ estate in court.