News

Epileptic Sangamon Co. Inmate Says He Was Attacked During Seizure

Epileptic Sangamon Co. Inmate Says He Was Attacked During Seizure

A former inmate says officers at Sangamon County Jail attacked him with pepper spray and a stun gun while he was suffering an epileptic seizure.

In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Richard E. Haley Jr. says staff at the jail knew he suffered from chronic epilepsy and provided him medical attention during previous seizures. But the lawsuit says he was attacked during a seizure in March 2013.

According to the complaint, Haley was unresponsive or unconscious during the seizure. It alleges officers attacked him after Haley failed to respond to their orders to leave his cell. According to the suit, he was left handcuffed in a wheelchair.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

Noelle Brennan

Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

in Local

Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

Quarantine

IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.

in Local

Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

voter

State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.

in Local

Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

gun

Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

in Local

Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

computer

Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world