NYC Agrees to pay $1 Million over Rikers Island Inmate Death in Guard Beating, says Legal-Bay Lawsuit Settlement Funding

Lawsuit Cash Advance Firm says that the city's recent agreement to pay $1.25MM to the inmate's family is just another to add to a long list of recent prison injury settlements nationwide.

Aug 03, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports that NYC has agreed to pay $1.25 million to the family of a Rikers Island inmate who died after being brutally beaten by guards. The inmate, Angel Ramirez, died of "blunt impact injuries," according to The NY Daily News, after he was beaten to death by a "special response team of guards," also known as "turtles." Although the medical examiner ruled the inmate's death a homicide, no criminal charges have been brought against any of the officers by the Bronx district attorney's office. Some of the officers denied using any force against Ramirez, and one told investigators that he only punched the inmate once in the upper chest. However, eyewitnesses tell another story, one in which Ramirez was beaten with sticks, stomped on, and repeatedly hit, while he was yelling "No mas!" during the beating. The city agreed to pay $1.25 million to the family of Ramirez over his unfortunate death.

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