Sedgwick County Inmates Alleging Abuse Seek $2 Million

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Two jail inmates who claim they were sexually assaulted by a deputy are seeking $1 million each from Sedgwick County.

The Wichita Eagle reported that Sedgwick County recently received the claims for $2 million in damages. They're a first step in possible lawsuits alleging civil rights violations and negligence.

Over the summer, the county received another $20 million in claims from two inmates alleging they were assaulted by the same deputy, David Kendall. The 22-year-old resigned in late June and is facing 12 criminal charges.

Eleven of the 12 charges accuse him of sex crimes against six inmates. Kendall is free on bond.

The Eagle obtained copies of the claims through an open records request. Sheriff Robert Hinshaw has said his department is cooperating with an FBI investigation.

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