The McCoy household, suing SD County over the demise of an inmate, can also be focusing on an alleged killer


Dominique McCoy
Dominique McCoy. Courtesy Legacy Funeral & Cremation Care

The household of a person who was allegedly crushed to demise by one other inmate final 12 months on the San Diego Central Jail made a trial in opposition to the suspected assassin.

Family of Dominique McCoy38, beforehand sued the county in federal courtroom, alleging that McCoy was positioned in a cell with John Roman Medina, then 18, in late 2021.

The household claims McCoy was wrongfully arrested on an misguided warrant, then killed hours earlier than he was launched from the jail on December 29. Medina, now 19, is charged with the homicide and stays in custody.

On Wednesday, the household filed a separate lawsuit in opposition to Medina, who’s in courtroom subsequent week for a listening to within the prison case.

In accordance with McCoy’s household, he was arrested on probation stemming from a misdemeanor drug offense. His probation, alternatively, had ended virtually two months earlier.

Regardless of the misguided warrant, McCoy was arrested on Dec. 23 and remained behind bars for practically every week earlier than a choose dominated the arrest was made in error and ordered his launch, the lawsuit states.

The swimsuit states that Medina, who was not too long ago arrested on suspicion of felony animal abuse, assault with a lethal weapon and violence in opposition to a baby, mustn’t have been positioned with an inmate like McCoy, who had no historical past of violent offenses.

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