Families sue Riverside County Sheriff’s Department …
The families of three men who died while in the custody of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department are suing the county, citing civil rights violations.
Loved ones gathered in front of a federal courthouse in downtown Riverside on Thursday to announce the new lawsuits which will join four others already filed against the county. Attorneys representing the families said the inmate deaths should never have happened and are now seeking justice.
The complaints list Riverside County, its sheriff department and Sheriff Chad Bianco as the defendants, alleging charges of negligence, the failure to protect the inmates from harm, a failure to provide medical care and more.
KTLA's Shelby Nelson reports on June 1, 2023.