Tulsa County to pay $350K in 2009 jail death lawsuit


February 28, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County has reached a $350,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed by the estate of a local jail inmate who hanged himself in his cell a decade ago.

The settlement was agreed to last week with Carolyn Cox, the mother of 32-year-old Charles Jernegan, the Tulsa World reported.

Court documents show the county doesn't admit to wrongdoing and settled the case to avoid additional legal costs

Cox filed the lawsuit in 2011, alleging that former Sheriff Stanley Glanz allowed and supported "a continuing practice of deliberate indifference toward inmate health and safety."

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