PWInsider stories that Jerry Lawler’s lawsuit in opposition to Hardeman County, Tennessee over the demise of his son Brian Lawler remains to be energetic and nonetheless headed for a jury trial. Lawler filed the go well with in 2019 after his son died in 2018 whereas in custody over a DUI arrest. The trial is about to start on Could 23, 2022. It was set last year for Could 24, however was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawler’s authorized crew have been taking depositions of a number of defendants and witnesses, together with Sheriff John Doolen. Lawler mentioned within the lawsuit tat Doolen had promised him Brian would get helped for his addition points whereas locked up. As a substitute, Lawler claimed Brian didn’t get any therapy whereas in jail, and he felt betrayed by Doolen for that.
Lawler is seeking to get $3 million in damages, in addition to extra compensatory damages within the court docket awards it. Lawler additionally needs a court docket order for Hardeman County to pressure quick modifications to stop future suicides of prisoners in custody. The lawsuit notes that “the order ought to require “Hardeman County to appropriate their unconstitutional deficiencies in order that no different household has to undergo what this household has needed to endure over the previous 12 months.”