WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The federal trial is scheduled to begin this week in Wichita in the case of a jail inmate whose family is suing two Sedgwick County jail deputies.
Relatives of 46-year-old Terry A. Bruner are seeking a total of $10 million. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/wD3SMN ) that the Sedgwick County jail deputies said they didn’t think Bruner was seriously ill when he was incarcerated. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita says Bruner died of streptococcal meningitis.
The family contends Bruner wrongly suffered without medical help before he died a “completely preventable” death in 2008.
The jury will decide if two deputies showed “deliberate indifference” to his serious medical needs. Or whether Bruner didn’t show serious medical problems.