Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
The family of a Georgia man who died in a bedbug-infested jail cell last year is now demanding a criminal investigation into his death as well as the closure and replacement of the jail, PEOPLE can confirm.
An Atlanta-based attorney for the family of LaShawn Johnson claims the 35-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his “filthy” cell on Sept. 19, 2022,, after being “eaten alive by insects” and cited the Fulton County Jail’s unsanitary conditions as reasoning for his death, according to a Harper Law Firm statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“The jail cell Mr. Thompson was housed in, was not fit for a diseased animal,” lawyer, Michael D. Harper, said in the statement dated April 12. “He did not deserve this.”
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Thompson was arrested three months earlier, on June 12, 2022, for misdemeanor simple battery and was put into the psychiatric unit of the jail after officials reportedly determined he had unspecified mental health issues, according to the statement.
Citing jail records, the attorney said that officers and medical staff at the jail noticed Thompson was deteriorating, but did nothing to help him.
“They literally watched his health decline until he died,” Harper said. “When his body was found one of the detention officers refused to administer CPR because in her words she “freaked out.”
Wow. If the Sheriff, and prior Sheriffs have been trying to get the county to do something about the jail – and they haven’t!? WTF! How has there not been a big federal lawsuit before now that forced the county to fix/build a proper jail? Fulton County is corrupt as Hell but have they diverted so much of the funding for the jail, that nothing is done?
There is a national Sheriffs’ Association that has a Model Standards for County Jails, and they can be called upon to come and assess, then make public presentations to support a local county sheriff’s efforts. I am reminded of reading some minutes a whistleblower posted from a Fulton County Commissioners meeting where they went through the motions of accepting and signing one of those millions of dollars wink-wink Zuckerbucks election assistance grants in 2019 or 2020. There was a partial transcript posted also somewhere that I read too, and it was so clear from everything that they were perfectly aware that they were signing on the grant to throw the 2020 election. I had saved all of this on a laptop that completely corrupted my hard drive in October 2021 after a Windows automatic update. I wasn’t able to salvage anything from. (Tip: use only solid-state hard drives!), so unfortunately, I can’t provide the goods should someone ask.