Canyon County settles suit over inmate death

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 14:36:39-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The estate of an Idaho inmate who died last year has settled a lawsuit with Canyon County.

The Idaho Statesman reports 46-year-old Alfred "Jeri" Young was found unresponsive in a holding cell in April 2014. He later died at a hospital.

Herman Donald Tiller Jr., a friend of Young's and a representative of his estate, sued the county in October 2015. He argued that jail employees ignored Young's requests for medical care, leading to his death.

Tiller's attorney, Craig Durham, says Canyon County agreed to pay Young's estate $95,000 and to conduct and audit and training system to figure out what went wrong in the Young case.

County attorney Michael Kane says employees didn't know Young had HIV-related pneumonia and did their best to help him.