Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Family Sues Alameda County and Health Care Provider Over Inmate's Death

Attorney John Burris announced today he's filling a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Alameda county sheriff and the health care provider "Corizon" for the wrongful death of Mario Martinez. Martinez died last July while he was in custody at Santa Rita jail. Burris said he was suffering from asthma complicated by nasal polyps for 5 months without receiving appropriate care. Burris held a press conference on the steps of the state courthouse in Oakland, Pacifica's Nina Pareja was there and filed this report.