Mother of inmate who died by suicide suing MSCO

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Updated: December 04, 2019 07:00 AM
Created: December 03, 2019 05:18 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The mother of another inmate who died by suicide at the Monroe County Jail has filed a lawsuit that makes chilling allegations of negligence against the Monroe County Sheriff and his department.

Sitarah Daniels hanged herself with a blanket last September while being held at the Monroe County Jail.


The lawsuit alleges she had a known history of serious mental health problems and had attempted suicide in jail in 2015.

According to the suit, deputies didn’t protect her, even failing to patrol cells.

Last year, Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter acknowledged that deputies failed to do required rounds, and said he disciplined those involved.

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