Rapier v. Kankakee County

July 7, 2016
section_1983_civil_rights

Male arrestee informed booking officer that he was depressed and had previously attempted suicide. Jail officers placed him in special needs cell. Arrestee was found hanging by a make-shift rope in his cell. Federal court found that jail officials did not act deliberately indifferent to arrestee’s risk of suicide and that the jail had constitutionally adequate jail suicide policies. Michael Condon represented the jail officials in the case. Rapier v. Kankakee County, No. 00-cv-2089, 203 F.Supp.2d 978 (C.D. Ill. 2002).