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Lawsuit over Missouri jail beating settled for nearly $440K


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former inmate who alleged guards at a troubled jail in Kansas City beat him so severely that he suffered nine broken ribs, fractured wrists and a collapsed lung has settled a lawsuit for $437,500.

Jackson County agreed Monday to the settlement with James Ramirez, whose lawsuit is one of many filed by former inmates in recent months, The Kansas City Star ( ) reported. Ramirez' suit alleged that there was "a widespread pattern of using excessive force" against inmates at the Jackson County Detention Center and that guards twice attacked him on...

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