The mother of a mentally disabled San Francisco County Jail inmate who died after being physically restrained by sheriff’s deputies in 2009 will receive a $350,000 settlement from The City, attorneys said Tuesday.Esther Downes sued The City for $50 million following the death of her 31-year-old son Issiah Downes on Sept. 7, 2009. She alleged deputies used excessive force and unconstitutional restraint procedures, involving placing their weight on his back and neck. Read More
The City is close to approving a $350,000 settlement offer to the family of a mentally disabled jail inmate who died in 2009 after being forcibly taken to a safety cell after reportedly causing a disturbance.
The Board of Supervisors rules committee Thursday forwarded the settlement to the full board for final approval. Read More