So, one inmate got the crap beat out of him and the Jail Staff mishandled the inmate causing him to become quadraplegic. Read the Desert Sun Story here.
Eight minutes after Manzo first falls to the ground, deputies hoist him into a wheelchair and push him out of view of the camera.
The lawsuit claims the jail staff caused “catastrophic injury” to Manzo’s spine.
“No cervical collar was placed on Manzo, nor was a backboard utilized to prevent damage to Manzo’s spine,” the lawsuits states. “Video of the incident shows deputies trying numerous times to pick up Manzo only for Manzo to slump back awkwardly to the floor, clearly lacking any ability to move his four limbs after having been picked up by the deputies.”
Due to Manzo’s severe disability, the lawsuit threatens to be exceedingly expensive for the sheriff’s department. In 2014, the county was ordered to pay $7.8 million after a deputy shot an unarmed man in the face, leaving him fully disabled.
Riverside County has not yet responded to Manzo’s lawsuit in court.
Please note that despite reporting on stories like these for years – the Desert Sun endorsed Stan Sniff.
And, here is dead inmate – after the Desert Sun endorsed Sniff. I wonder how full the cover-up of this one is going to be…
Shortly before 8 p.m., deputies assigned to Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside located an inmate, identified only as a Hispanic male adult, unresponsive within his cell in a housing area of the facility, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Todd Torrenti explained today in a written press release.
“Deputies and medical personnel in the jail initiated life-saving measures,” said Torrenti. Paramedics rushed the inmate to an area hospital, where he later died.
Officials have not released the man’s name pending notification of his family members.
Based on the circumstances, investigators from Jurupa Valley Sheriff’s Station and Robert Presley Detention Center assumed the investigation.
Officials have not specified what may have led to the inmate’s death, what the man was in custody for, or how long he had been in jail, and citing the ongoing investigation Torrenti said no further information would be released at this time.
Under Stan Sniff’s department – the people in these photos will be in charge of sanitizing both issues. Take note of how few details were released and in the case of the second issue – an inmate death – note that it was not covered by the Desert Sun or the Press-Enterprise. (Both of whom endorsed Sniff for re-election based largely on covering themselves for past favorable coverage of the Corrupt Sheriff)