Family of Cleveland City Jail inmate says officers’ indifference led to preventable suicide

By Eric Heisig
Cleveland.com
https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2019/10/family-of-cleveland-city-jail-inmate-says-officers-indifference-led-to-preventable-suicide.html


CLEVELAND, Ohio — The family of a Cleveland man who took his own life in the now-shuttered City Jail in 2017 said in a lawsuit that corrections officers failed to properly screen him for mental-health issues.

Jesus Malave Morales, 33, died on Oct. 11, 2017, six days after he hanged himself with a blanket in his cell. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Cleveland on Friday, said corrections officers failed to screen him for mental health issues or suicide risks.

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