Inmate beaten in jail files lawsuit against Kentucky county
An inmate in a county jail in Kentucky alleges in a lawsuit that a deputy jailer ordered inmates to beat him because he had dated the deputy’s wife.
The Courier-Journal reports that Joshua Reece filed the lawsuit against Shelby County and several Shelby County Detention Center employees on Thursday.
The lawsuit alleges that deputy jailer William Anthony Carey directed inmates to beat him for hours. It also says Reece wasn’t immediately taken for medical treatment after the attack and that the nurses at the jail generally ignored his pleas for treatment.
Reece says he suffered multiple fractures to the head and eventually underwent corrective surgery.
Carey’s lawyer, Nathan Riggs, did not respond to a request for comment from the newspaper.
Shelby County Attorney Hart Megibben says he didn’t know about the case.