Montgomery County attorneys indicate they will seek Supreme Court review of jail inmate death lawsuit

Attorneys for Montgomery County have indicated they will seek a review by the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to get a wrongful death lawsuit dismissed.

Robert A. Richardson Sr., 28, died in the Montgomery County Jail on May 19, 2012 after suffering a seizure before corrections officers and medical personnel put him in handcuffs and restrained him face down until later realizing he had died.

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An administrator of Richardson’s estate filed a civil rights and wrongful death lawsuit in 2014.

County attorneys on Wednesday filed a motion to stay the trial in the case in an effort to petition for a writ of certiorari on behalf of defendants: Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer, corrections officers Dustin Johnson, Keith Mayes, Bradley Marshall, Matthew Henning, Michael Beach, Michael Stumpff, Sgt. Ted Jackson, Sgt. Brian Lewis and deputy Andrew Wittman.

The petition is due July 30 for what Hansbrough said were genuine issues to be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).

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