PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man who was paralyzed in a suicide attempt at the Multnomah County Jail is suing the county for $12 million.
In the lawsuit filed this week, 29-year-old Westley Wilson says the county and jail staff were negligent for failing to provide a safe environment or put him on a suicide watch.
The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/Y7JxX3 ) Wilson landed on his head in a jump from a second-floor tier last May after he was jailed in Portland for violating a restraining order. Wilson is now a paraplegic in a nursing home.
The county has installed suicide-prevention bars on the second-floor tier and gives jailers training in suicide-prevention.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com