Man alleges Fresno County failed to follow protocol when housing him at jail

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 25, 2019

FRESNO – An individual formerly incarcerated at the Fresno County Jail alleges he suffered permanent brain damage after his cell mate "attacked" him.

Ernest O'Neil Rahkin Brock filed a complaint on Oct. 11 in the Fresno County Superior Court against the County of Fresno, on behalf of Fresno County Sheriff's Department; and Does 1-200 over alleged violation of his civil rights and constitutional rights under the Eighth Amendment and other counts.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 18, 2018, Brock was arrested and incarcerated at the Fresno County Jail on charges of possession of child pornography. He alleges the defendants "were required to place plaintiff in segregation to protect him against inmates who would harm plaintiff due to the nature of his charges," the suit states.

The suit states on Jan. 19, 2018, the plaintiff's cell mate "attacked and attempted to murder" him. He alleges he suffered severe and permanent brain damage as a result.

The plaintiff holds the County of Fresno, on behalf of Fresno County Sheriff's Department and Does 1-200 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to follow protocol when they housed him.

The plaintiff seeks judgment for general, compensatory and punitive damages; attorney's fees; costs of suit herein incurred; and for such other and further relief as the court may deem proper. He is represented by Loyst P. Fletcher of Law Offices of Loyst P. Fletcher in Los Angeles.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 18CECG03794

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